Book Review: Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step by John Sharp


This book covers what developers need to know about Microsoft’s development tool, C# in Visual Studio 2013. Grow your mastery and teach yourself the basics of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. Even if you have past programming experience or are new to programming, this book will help you learn the basics of the C# programming language.


  • Introduction
  • Introducing Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
    • Chapter 1: Welcome to C#
    • Chapter 2: Working with variables, operators, and expressions
    • Chapter 3: Writing methods and applying scope
    • Chapter 4: Using decision statements
    • Chapter 5: Using compound assignment and iteration statements
    • Chapter 6: Managing errors and exceptions
  • Understanding the C# object model
    • Chapter 7: Creating and managing classes and objects
    • Chapter 8: Understanding values and references
    • Chapter 9: Creating value types with enumerations and structures
    • Chapter 10: Using arrays
    • Chapter 11: Understanding parameter arrays
    • Chapter 12: Working with inheritance
    • Chapter 13: Creating interfaces and defining abstract classes
    • Chapter 14: Using garbage collection and resource management
  • Defining extensible types with C#
    • Chapter 15: Implementing properties to access fields
    • Chapter 16: Using indexers
    • Chapter 17: Introducing generics
    • Chapter 18: Using collections
    • Chapter 19: Enumerating collections
    • Chapter 20: Decoupling application logic and handling events
    • Chapter 21: Querying in-memory data by using query expressions
    • Chapter 22: Operator overloading
  • Building professional Windows 8.1 applications with C#
    • Chapter 23: Improving throughput by using tasks
    • Chapter 24: Improving response time by performing asynchronous operations
    • Chapter 25: Implementing the user interface for a Windows Store app
    • Chapter 26: Displaying and searching for data in a Windows Store app
    • Chapter 27: Accessing a remote database from a Windows Store app
  • About the author


This book is a good place to start for users who want to get more information on the great features in C# found in Visual Studio 2013.

Note: I have no personal interest in the reviewed book. I have received no money or other payment for this review.


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