Build your dexterity with Microsoft® Visual C#®—and begin writing Microsoft .NET–connected applications—one step at a time! This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly guides you through the fundamentals—from learning Visual C# syntax to writing and running your first components, Web services, and applications. Work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on exercises to teach yourself essential techniques. And stay ahead of the curve by working with real-world examples and best practices for Visual C# development.Discover how to: Declare variables, define methods, and construct statements Handle and trap exceptions Use object-oriented techniques, such as inheritance and encapsulation Manage resources and use the garbage collector Build components, including properties, indexers, and events Define operators to enhance class usability Create GUI components and user controls Access data sources using Microsoft ADO.NET Write and manipulate XML documents Construct Web Forms that display large volumes of data Validate user input with Microsoft ASP.NET controls Write, test, and deploy Web services CD features: Code examples in Visual C# .NET 2003 All the book’s practice files Fully searchable eBook A Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.