C# 4, ASP.NET 4, WPF 4, and VB 2010 Sample Preview Chapters

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 are coming soon and the Wrox editors and authors have been busy working on a big wave of books for this important new release. Many of the books are available now (with more on the way) and we’ve got some sample chapters ready for you to preview.

Professional C# 4 and .NET 4

Christian Nagel, Bill Evjen, and the rest of this author team have been very busy on this edition. In addition to writing new content and examples from scratch for key topics like Workflow that are completely changed in .NET 4, we also made a couple of key structural changes to the book:

  • We cut some chapters from the print book on topics that can now be considered "legacy." We’ll be providing those legacy chapters as free downloads on wrox.com when the book ships. Cutting those legacy chapters allowed us the room to cover new and more advanced topics in a ton of depth.
  • We also redesigned the interior layout of the book, tightening it up. There’s less wasted space before and after code listings and tables, text wraps around small screen shots, anything we could do to squeeze more value onto each page while staying readable we did.

The net result of these 2 changes is that the printed book is about 250 pages shorter than the C# 2008/3.5 book was, weighing in around 1550 pages. But there’s more in those pages plus the free download chapters than there has been in any previous edition.

So, here are the current preview free sample chapters from the print book:

Professional C# 4 and .NET 4 is available for order now from Wrox.com. You can also order it now from these great retailers (it may be pre-order status for some retailers still):

Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Barnes and Noble Amazon.ca
Borders The Book Depository 

WPF Programmer’s Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4

 This is a key new book in our .NET list from Rod Stephens. If you look at Rod’s long and impressive programming skills list, he’s got a ton of experience in graphics programming. So, he was the natural Wrox author to tap for WPF. And as you’ll see from the following sample chapters, this book is printed in full-color. So all of the screen shots and the code are in full color, preserving the look of the application UI examples and preserving the Visual Studio code syntax highlighting.

WPF Programmer’s Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4 is available for order now from Wrox.com and is also available for order (or pre-order) from Wrox retail partners. Additionally, we’ve already made the DRM-free PDF ebook available for immediate purchase.

Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Barnes and Noble Amazon.ca
Borders The Book Depository 

Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference

Rod Stephens is a workhorse on this Visual Studio release. In addition to his all-new WPF book above, he’s updated his perennially popular Visual Basic Programmer’s Reference for 2010. This is always one of the most popular comprehensive Visual Basic books available. VB programmers have a lot to be thankful for in 2010 and its covered in this book including implicit line continuation eliminating the need for most line ending underscores (hooray! a book publisher’s favorite feature), lambda expressions, array literals, and more. And the sample chapters from this are:

Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference is available for order from Wrox.com now, and also available for order (or pre-order) from the Wrox retail partners:

Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Barnes and Noble Amazon.ca
Borders The Book Depository 

Professional ASP.NET 4: In C# and VB

OK, I apologize for not getting these ASP.NET samples posted sooner. They’re worth the wait. Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Rader pushed themselves hard (with friendly encouragement from our editors) to get this written and get every chapter checked and re-checked for you. It’s not only the first ASP.NET 4 available book checked against the release candidate, it remains the only book I know of (other than other Wrox books) that still has both C# and VB code in print in 1 book.

As mentioned on the C# 4 book, Professional ASP.NET 4 is also a shorter page count book this time than on 3.5, but only because of the improved efficient new design, we didn’t remove any major chunks of content. We think you’ll like the new design, it’s better to look at, and the fact that it saves some pages is a bonus.

The sample chapters are:

Professional ASP.NET 4: In C# and VB is available for order from Wrox.com now. Retailers you can order (or pre-order) it from include:

Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Barnes and Noble Amazon.ca
Borders The Book Depository 

 

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4 responses to “C# 4, ASP.NET 4, WPF 4, and VB 2010 Sample Preview Chapters”

  1. Fantastic, I like the new style layout, and I’m looking forward to see these books.
     

  2. jminatel says:

    I should have updated my post. All of these books are available now and you and order them from Wrox.com or your favorite book retailers.

  3. Amir says:

    hello
    that is good.

  4. Amir says:

     how can i download books?

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