This essential classic title provides a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the frameworks it lives in. Now in its 8th edition, you'll find all the very latest C# 7.1 and .NET 4.7 features here, along with four brand new chapters on Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform framework, .NET Core, up to and including .NET Core 2.0. Coverage of ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework (EF) Core, and more, sits alongside the latest updates to .NET, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and ASP.NET MVC. Dive in and discover why Pro C# has been a favorite of C# developers worldwide for over 15 years. Gain a solid foundation in object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies). With the help of this book you'll have the confidence to put C# into practice and explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What You Will Learn
Discover the latest C# 7.1 features, from tuples to pattern matching
Hit the ground running with Microsoft's lightweight, open source .NET Core platform, including ASP.NET Core MVC, ASP.NET Core web services, and Entity Framework Core
Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.7, and Visual Studio 2017
Understand the philosophy behind .NET and the new, cross-platform alternative, .NET Core
Andrew Troelsen has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. During this time he has worked as a developer, educator, author, public speaker, and now team lead and lead engineer at Thomson Reuters. He is the author of numerous books in the Microsoft universe covering C++-based COM development with ATL, COM and .NET interoperability, Visual Basic, and the award-winning 'C# and the .NET platform'. He has a master of science degree in software engineering (MSSE) from the University of St. Thomas and is working on a second master of science degree in computational linguistics (CLMS) from the University of Washington. Phil Japikse is an international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, and has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of best selling 'C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework', the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User's Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning. During the day, Phil works as an Enterprise Consultant and Agile Coach for large to medium firms throughout the US. Phil enjoys to learn new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on his blog, or on Twitter @skimedic.