On its own, C# simplifies network programming. Combine it with theprecise instruction found in C# Network Programming, and you'llfind that building network applications is easier and quicker thanever.
This book helps newcomers get started with a look at the basicsof network programming as they relate to C#, including thelanguage's network classes, the Winsock interface, and DNSresolution. Spend as much time here as you need, then dig into thecore topics of the network layer. You'll learn to make socketsconnections via TCP and "connectionless" connections via UDP.You'll also discover just how much help C# gives you with some ofyour toughest chores, such as asynchronous socket programming,multithreading, and multicasting.
Network-layer techniques are just a means to an end, of course,and so this book keeps going, providing a series of detailedapplication-layer programming examples that show you how to workwith real protocols and real network environments to build andimplement a variety of applications. Use SNMP to manage networkdevices, SMTP to communicate with remote mail servers, and HTTP toWeb-enable your applications. And use classes native to C# to queryand modify Active Directory entries.
Rounding it all out is plenty of advanced coverage to push yourC# network programming skills to the limit. For example, you'lllearn two ways to share application methods across the network:using Web services and remoting. You'll also master the securityfeatures intrinsic to C# and.NET--features that stand to benefitall of your programming projects.