Now available together in one package, the .'NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1, and the .'NET Framework Class Library Poster provide key insights into the .NET framework library! Edited by a Lead Program Manager on Microsoft's .NET Framework team, .'NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1, is the definitive reference for the .NET Framework base class library. This book/CD set utilizes extensive annotations and code samples from the creators of the technology to move beyond the online documentation and provide .NET developers with a dictionary-style reference to the most-used parts of the Framework. This volume covers a subset of the ISO CLI Standards, including the Base Class Library and the Extended Numerics Library. In the printed book you will find informative overviews of each namespace covered and an easy-to-follow alphabetic reference of types in the standard, including type-level descriptions, sample code with output, and annotations from the design team and standardization committee. The CD contains nearly 4,000 searchable pages--everything in the book plus member-level descriptions, sample code, and all source code in a buildable format. With the ECMA and ISO standards as its core, the book and CD include: Annotations from key members of the Microsoft design team and the Standardization committee. Comments cover everything from design rationale and history to common problems and shortcomings. An overview of each namespace, describing its functionality and the inheritance hierarchy of types it defines. Type descriptions. Each type is covered in its own chapter, with a detailed description of how the type is to be used and aquick reference of the C# declaration syntax for all members defined on the type. Also noted: which members are only available in the Microsoft implementation of the .NET Framework, which are not available in the .NET Compact Framework, and which are only available in V1.1 of the .NET Framework. Code samples. Types are illustrated by fully compilable code samples with output included. Reference tabs and an exhaustive index, which allow readers to quickly and easily navigate the text.Reusable source code for more than one thousand samples. All code has been tested with versions 1.0, 1.1, and the 2.0 technical preview of the .NET Framework, and, where appropriate, with the .NET Compact Framework. This poster is an extremely useful reference to the most important and commonly used classes in the .NET Framework Standard Library. Designed under the guidance of the .NET Framework Class Library team at Microsoft, this handy, attractive, inexpensive poster will be appreciated by all .NET developers.For years, Java developers have enjoyed the Java Class Library posters published by Addison-Wesley. Now .NET developers have their own poster to decorate the walls of their offices, covering the most frequently used classes in the .NET Framework Standard Library. This poster is full color on glossy paper and has been professionally designed to be useful and attractive. Based on a black and white poster included in copies of the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1, it has been expanded and reorganized, so that it will appeal equally to owners of the book and to those who do not have the book yet. Brad Abrams was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime and .NET Framework teams at Microsoft Corporation, where he is currently a lead program manager. Brad has been involved with the WinFX and Longhorn efforts from their beginning. His primary role is ensuring that the consistency and developer productivity of the .NET Framework continues throughout Longhorn and beyond.