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The .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2, completes the definitive reference to the .NET Framework base class library. This book-and-CD set offers programmers unparalleled insight into the ECMA and ISO specifications for the classes and members, while also explaining why they were designed as they were and demonstrating how to use them. This volume covers the Networking, Reflection, and XML libraries, complementing Volume 1's coverage of the Base Class and Extended Numerics libraries.The printed book contains high-level descriptions of each namespace, plus detailed descriptions and samples of each type, including annotations, inheritance diagrams, and a listing of members.The accompanying CD contains a vastly expanded version of the book's text that includes detailed descriptions of each member and samples for most members-almost two thousand searchable pages of immediately useful reference material, plus a full source-code archive.With the ECMA and ISO standards as its core, the combined book and CD includeA clear and complete overview of each namespace, describing its purpose and functionality and the inheritance hierarchy of types it defines.Type descriptions. Each type is covered in its own chapter, with a quick reference to the C# declaration syntax for all members defined in the type, and a detailed description of how the type is used.Annotations from key insiders: members of the Microsoft design team and the ECMA Standards Committee. These comments cover everything from design rationale and history to common problems and shortcomings, with exceptional clarity and candor.Reference tabs and an exhaustive index, which allow readers to quickly and easily navigate the text.Code samples. Types are illustrated by working code samples, with output included.Reusable source code for the more than one thousand samples is supplied as an archive on the CD. All code has been tested with versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 of the .NET Framework and, where appropriate, with the .NET Compact Framework.
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