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Top 10 Pre-Delphi for Net Books

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With the Delphi for .Net version of your RAD environment, just waiting to be released (Q1/2003), the time has come for a Delphi developer to start expanding his/her knowledge with new views. The list below is suppose to help you pick some of the books, curently available, covering topics arround developing custom Web Controls, .Net framework, CIL, etc.

1. CIL Programming: Under the Hood of .NET

The author covers the essentials of programming in CIL. First, the basics of what .NET assemblies are and how manifests fit into the picture are discussed. Then shows how to create assemblies in .NET—including the ilasm directives and CIL opcodes, and how these are used to define assemblies, classes, field, methods, and method definitions.
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2. Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NET

Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NET explores in detail, how to create an add-in user interface, including toolbars, toolbar buttons, and multiple-level menus, as well as how to create a user interface in the system tray. Smith also addresses the migration of add-ins from VB 6.0 to VB .NET for those developers who have previous experience in writing add-ins.

3. .NET Security

.NET Security is a tutorial about how to use the .NET security and cryptographic classes as well as a reference for any developer who wants to understand how security is implemented in the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework requires understanding in many new areas such as managed code, permissions, and evidence--and this book covers them all.

4. COM and .NET Interoperability

Provides a complete overview on the process of building .NET applications which interact with existing COM code. Before digging into that critical topic, Andrew offers a concise overview of the COM, and provides examples using various COM frameworks . Next, the reader will learn the core aspects of the .NET platform and come to understand the use of both C# and VB .NET during the process.
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5. Real World ASP.NET: Building a Content Management System

Provides Web developers with a cost-effective way to develop a content management system within Microsoft's .NET Framework. Unlike other .NET books on ASP.NET that teach technologies on a piecemeal basis, this book explains the underlying technologies and also shows how they are integrated into a complete ASP.NET application suitable for many organizations.

6. Internationalization and Localization Using Microsoft .NET

Intended to be a comprehensive discussion of how to localize code using Visual Studio .NET. The author knows the advantages of preparing for localization in the design stage and the disadvantages of localizing a project after the fact, and he discusses both methods of localizing code in this book.

7. Mobile .NET

This book serves as a complete introduction to all the most popular wireless devices and every .NET technology related to mobile development (including the Mobile Internet Toolkit, Mobile Information Server, and SQL Server CE).
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8. ADO.NET Programmer's Reference

This book provides a wealth of information about the ADO.NET. We describe the features and how to use them, as well as providing advice and explanation that will enable you to use ADO.NET effectively. The code examples are concise, and demonstrate how to use a specific techniques rather than how to build entire applications.
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9. ASP.NET Distributed Data Applications

This book will inspire you with a range of ideas on how data can be used to drive Web applications, and how that data can be most effectively utilized at each level of the design. Inefficient data use leads to the sort of slow, unresponsive Web applications that nobody enjoys using. By making good use of both server and client-side code, we can solve these problems.
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10. Moving To ASP.NET: Web Development with VB.NET

Provides in-depth discussion and examination of the topics that are of interest to current developers, and shows them how to make immediate use of ASP.NET. Topics covered include Web Forms, server-side controls, mobile controls, data access and data binding, XML integration, .NET architecture and configuration, security, state and session management, designing for scalability, and Web services.

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