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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


WPF has been enhanced in .NET 4.5, including new and improved controls, such as the ribbon, better data validation, and the INotifyDataErrorInfo interface, to get into the world of asynchronous data validation. The main new features of .NET 4.5 are as follows:

  • Improved performance for displaying large sets of data.

  • Improvements in data binding, which involves binding to static properties, custom types (ICustomTypeProvider), reacting when the data context is disconnected, and introducing timeouts for property changes. We can also obtain the data binding information for a binding expression.

  • Data source update delays help us configure a delay to update a data source from the UI, which can be very useful to improve our application's performance.

  • Better weak-event pattern support, now accepting markup extensions.

  • LiveShaping or repositioning of data as the values change.

  • Accessing collections on the UI threads.

In the following sections, we will cover and explain some of the most relevant...