CLR via C#, 3rd Edition

60 Comments June 17, 2009

I have been asked by many people if I will be updating my CLR via C# book for .NET 4.0.

Well, I'm happy to report that the answer is YES! I have already signed the contract with Microsoft Press and have been busy writing.

The new edition keeps its focus on the CLR and the C# language. And, since I didn't update the book for C# 3, I will actually be adding C# 3.0 content as well as C# 4.0 content. And, of course, I'll be covering the new features/changes between CLR 2.0 and 4.0.

The goal is to get the book out by the time .NET 4.0 ships. All looks good and I should easily be able to make this deadline.


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    Alexey Zakharov June 17, 2009 1:21 PM

    That is great news!!

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    Jeff Moser June 17, 2009 1:41 PM

    Cool! I'll look forward to reading it.

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    kw June 17, 2009 1:41 PM

    Glad to hear it! CLR view C# v2 was the first programming book I read out of college, and I learned a ton.

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    Toby Patke June 17, 2009 2:30 PM

    Looking forward to it!

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    Michal Talaga June 18, 2009 9:11 AM

    I would love to have it online right here, right now!

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    tom June 18, 2009 10:08 AM

    what about a new version of "windows via c/c++" for Win 7? Considering the many native features such as PPL, WWSAPI, I am really looking forward to that.

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    John June 18, 2009 11:15 AM

    WooHoo...3rd edition of my favorite programming book!

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    harsha June 19, 2009 4:31 AM

    Waw! I am waiting for this since long time. I will look forward for reading it. I wish many of readers would love to verify source examples if made available

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    Simon June 19, 2009 9:30 AM

    This is by far my favorite book on .NET. Looking forward for the update !

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    Antonio Parata June 22, 2009 8:33 AM

    great news, I hope to read it soon

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    Dmitry Borovsky June 22, 2009 10:55 AM


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    Paul June 24, 2009 12:47 PM

    It will be great if book will be available on Amazon in Kindle format. I'd buy it when it will be available. Thanks!

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    Vijay June 25, 2009 3:44 PM

    A big Thank You. You have given me more than I could ever give you.

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    shawnliu June 28, 2009 3:00 AM 顶啊jeffre...

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    César Afonso June 30, 2009 11:26 AM

    Greetings from Portugal!

    I don’t want to pressure you, but you actually have a big responsibility: the 2nd edition was a piece of art, can you match that? I hope so… :)

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    xiaojun,hong July 4, 2009 3:07 AM

    Great news

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    dima July 6, 2009 3:40 AM

    Really good news!Thank you :) CLR via C# was one of the most interesting books that covered a lot for me.

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    Andrew Veresov blog July 6, 2009 9:55 AM

    Jeffrey Richter work on next edition of his bestseller 'CLR via C#'

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    adi July 25, 2009 8:51 PM

    Sounds like THE book of the greatest magnitude (on the Richter scale ;)

    Definitely another best seller.

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    alexandrul July 27, 2009 3:33 AM

    Would it be available as ebook? Or something like Manning MEAP?

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    Jyoti Prasad Pal August 3, 2009 4:14 AM

    Great news for all .NET lovers.
    I bought CLR via C# 2nd edition yesterday. It would be great to read 3rd edition when it is in market.

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    Adil Mughal August 7, 2009 2:10 AM

    Fantastic news. Looking forward for the book :)

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    dyf August 8, 2009 12:47 AM

    great news!
    When will this book be published, Jeffrey? I can't wait a moment!!!

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    NewsPeeps August 8, 2009 1:28 PM

    Thank you for submitting this cool story - Trackback from NewsPeeps

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    Luigi Bruno August 9, 2009 4:32 PM

    Waiting for it to come!

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    prakash August 12, 2009 1:42 AM

    thats great

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    Ben August 13, 2009 1:49 PM

    Great news. The first and second editions are easily one of the most valuable as well as pleasurable technical books that I have read on .Net. Looking forward to the third edition.

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    JP August 21, 2009 5:59 AM

    it is indeed a great news. we are expecting a book on new version of dot net from one of the most intellectual authors. Go(o)d wishes...

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    vaseem August 22, 2009 5:21 PM

    im excited, when will it be in market ?

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    JeffreyR August 23, 2009 2:19 AM

    We have no exact date yet. Probably early 2010.

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    Sunil August 30, 2009 8:35 AM

    I'm about to buy the book, CLR via C#.
    Need some advice. Shall I wait for 3rd Edition or purchase the 2nd edition.

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    JeffreyR August 30, 2009 10:55 PM

    I don't know how to answer your question. If you could benefit form teh .NET 2.0 content now, then buy the current edition. If you can wait until early 2010 and if you need the .NET 4 content, then wait.

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    VT September 1, 2009 1:58 PM

    Please, answer: when will you update "Windows via C/C++" for Windows 7? I just don't know if I should buy this book now or wait till next edition...

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    JeffreyR September 3, 2009 4:41 PM

    I do not plan to update Windows via C/C++ for Windows 7. The current version will be the newest version at leats until Windows 8 (probably longer).

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    wei September 13, 2009 11:56 PM

    Great news, look forward to getting a copy of it next year.

    CLR via C# is definitely the best book on .NET, but I'd also like to add that Steven Pratschner's "Customizing the Common Language Runtime(Microsoft Press 2006)" provides more details on how the CLR works. I really wish these two books could be updated together (and combined into one title??), but can't find any announcements about updating that book for .NET 4.0 on Steven's blog, though, which is really a pity.

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    TerryCao September 14, 2009 3:13 AM

    It's great news!!

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    satish September 29, 2009 6:41 AM


    I still have only your first edition.

    I am really ambiguous how much of info i am missing with the newer editions.

    are the updates so comprehensive and new that i have to upgrade to the newer editions?

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    Tim October 13, 2009 12:28 PM

    Hello from Ukraine :) I've read your prev. edition of "CLR via C#" and need to say that's it the most useful book about .NET internals I've ever read. Waiting for next one, good luck !

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    Nikhil Shirke November 3, 2009 7:44 AM

    I have read CLR via C# found to be very good, covery topics in depth. Could you please let me know by when new version of the book would be available ?

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    Deepak Dagar November 16, 2009 1:51 AM

    Good to hear that....
    The best ever c# book coming up with 3.0 and 4.0 features....
    Can wait to see it !!

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    Deepak Dagar November 16, 2009 1:53 AM

    Great news...
    The best ever C# book coming up with 3.0/4.0 features.
    Looking forward to it!!!

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    Artak Mkrtchyan January 19, 2010 1:22 AM

    Hello Mr. Jeffrey.

    I have read your first book with excitement and now again is too hungry for the next one. Thank you very much for sharing such an experience with us.
    The second edition of the book is from must-have list for any developer and I'm sure that everyone, who hadn't read it yet, must do it, because only after that he/she can feel himself satisfied with the knowledge about .net.

    Thank you once more and hope once in my life a chance will smile and I will meet you.

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    Ray January 25, 2010 11:24 AM

    no pressure Jeffery! no pressure!

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    Pavlo Neyman January 28, 2010 9:57 AM

    I am very-very excited about that. I would like to read it asap.
    Waiting for it to come!

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    mbana February 3, 2010 9:13 AM

    what places will sell CLR via C# 3rd Edition? amazon uk sells it for £45.99, which is absurd.

    also, do you plan on making a kindle version available?

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    Renju February 11, 2010 1:21 AM

    C# code to skip two days to reach Feb 15 please..

    I have both version and I am eagerly waiting to get 3rd version..

    I am really a fan of Jeffrey..

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    Mike February 11, 2010 8:43 AM

    That's great, VS 2010 will ship soon, how about the new book?

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    Shyam Kumar Sohane February 18, 2010 3:39 AM

    I read the book .net 2.0 , its an amazing book which describes the .net internals. I am eagerly waiting for the book on 4.0 framework. :)

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    Agam Jain April 13, 2010 7:12 AM

    Looking forward to it. Heard a lot about it and enjoyed reading the first editions.

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    Spencer April 25, 2010 1:49 PM

    Will there be an electronic version available?

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    Manish May 25, 2010 7:02 AM

    I had ordered the third edition, can't wait.

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    Alex September 12, 2010 7:42 AM

    Great man! Thanks!

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    Pankaj Nikam October 2, 2010 12:07 AM

    I am waiting for the book to be available in India. I have checked many of the stores here... but in vain... please help!!

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    Sergiy Shumakov February 25, 2011 2:11 AM

    Hello Jeffrey, thanks for your excellent "CLR Via C#" book. It gave me a lot knowledge about CLR and .NET

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    Srivatsa March 31, 2011 3:57 AM

    Wooohoo !!
    CLR Via C# 2.0, The best investment i made from my first job's first salary.I hope this one too shall enlighten us with your knowledge (internals) of .NET 4.0

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    GT October 29, 2011 9:00 AM

    Just wanted to know if the book is updated and out?

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    Jock January 2, 2012 9:35 PM

    Holy concise data baatmn. Lol!

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