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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


WF, which stands for Workflow Foundation, was first presented in society almost six years ago on November 2007 as part of .NET 3.0. Now it comes to us as a greatly enhanced framework with polished features and some sweetness under its cape.

WF 4.5 has softened the edges that were still present in 4.0 and now offers a state machine workflow model, so we no longer have to simulate it with flowcharts or use the CodePlex state machine .

It is interesting to note that the CodePlex state machine project, which can be found at, is a predecessor of the current state machine—it was put out as soon as WF4 was shipped to get feedback from the community early on.

It comes with many enhancements that the community has been asking for, such as C# expressions. The list of designer improvements is long: panning, search with navigable results, quick find, a document outline, autosurround with sequence, annotations, multiselection for activities, auto...