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Now that youve learned the essentials of C#, its time to start using the power of the language to develop complex enterprise applications. Visual C# .NET Developers Handbook details C#s strengths and gets you started building real-world projects.MoreNow that youve learned the essentials of C#, its time to start using the power of the language to develop complex enterprise applications. Visual C# .NET Developers Handbook details C#s strengths and gets you started building real-world projects. Author John Mueller also details what C# doesnt do well, to help you through difficult programming situations and provide you with solutions for your own applications. As youll discover, C# combines the ease of Visual Basic with the power required to tap into both the .NET Framework and the Windows API. Youll master standard application development with C#, including creating controls and components, working with threads and Active Directory, and programming security. Youll also master C#s database connectivity capabilities through ADO.NET and its support for distributed development. Youll be able to build flexible applications that can connect desktops over a LAN or that work over the web with XML and SOAP, or even provide wireless access to mobile devices.Throughout, Mueller provides advice on working efficiently, taking advantage of C#s rich visual environment, and avoiding errors, including those to which the language is prone. Two appendices provide special help with making the transition from VB and Visual C++, and a third offers an otherwise undocumented trick: creating a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.Featured on the CDThe enclosed CD contains all the example code used in the book ready for you to use in your own projects. You also get a collection of utilities of interest to C# developers, including Alchemy Mindworks Graphics Workshop and GIF Construction Set, C Point Antechinus C# Programming Editor, and Phillip Craigs NUnit.About the AuthorJohn Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 54 books and over 200 articles to date, on topics ranging from networking to artificial intelligence to database management to heads-down programming. He is currently the editor of the .NET electronic newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing.