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Learning C# 7 By Developing Games with Unity 2017 - Third Edition

By : Micael DaGraça
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Learning C# 7 By Developing Games with Unity 2017 - Third Edition

By: Micael DaGraça

Overview of this book

Do you want to learn C# programming by creating fun and interactive games using the latest Unity 2017 platform? If so, look no further; this is the right book for you. Get started with programming C# so you can create 2D and 3D games in Unity. We will walk you through the basics to get you started with C# 7 and its latest features. Then, explore the use of C# 7 and its latest functional programming capabilities to create amazing games with Unity 2017. You will create your first C# script for Unity, add objects into it, and learn how to create game elements with it. Work with the latest functional programming features of C# and leverage them for great game scripting. Throughout the book, you will learn to use the new Unity 2017 2D tool set and create an interactive 2D game with it. You will make enemies appear to challenge your player, and discover some optimization techniques for great game performance. At the end, you will learn how to transform a 2D game into 3D, and you will be able to skill up to become a pro C# programmer with Unity 2017!
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 5. Lists, Arrays, and Dictionaries

In previous chapters, you learned how to declare and use a single variable and its type. Now it's time for something more complex. As you know, we can store a value in a variable. But we can also store more than one value in a single variable. In this chapter, we will be talking about special types of variables that allow us to store many values at once.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What arrays are and why it is good to use them
  • Storing data in an array
  • Retrieving data from an array
  • Lists are powerful, using collections
  • List or ArrayList
  • An introduction to Dictionaries