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C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fourth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
Book Image

C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fourth Edition

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

In C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fourth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications. This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with new chapters on Content Management Systems (CMS) and machine learning with ML.NET. The book covers all the topics you need. Part 1 teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming, and new C# 8.0 features such as nullable reference types, simplified switch pattern matching, and default interface methods. Part 2 covers the .NET Standard APIs, such as managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, working with the filesystem, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform applications you can build and deploy, such as web apps using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The book introduces three technologies for building Windows desktop applications including Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, as well as web applications, web services, and mobile apps.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Practicing and exploring

Test your knowledge and understanding by answering some questions, get some hands-on practice, and explore this chapter's topics with deeper research.

Exercise 15.1 – Test your knowledge

Answer the following questions:

  1. List six method names that can be specific in an HTTP request.
  2. List six status codes and their descriptions that can be returned in an HTTP response.
  3. In ASP.NET Core, what is the Startup class used for?
  4. What does the acronym HSTS stand for and what does it do?
  5. How do you enable static HTML pages for a website?
  6. How do you mix C# code into the middle of HTML to create a dynamic page?
  7. How can you define shared layouts for Razor Pages?
  8. How can you separate the markup from the code behind in a Razor Page?
  9. How do you configure an Entity Framework Core data context for use with an ASP.NET Core website?
  1. How can you reuse Razor Pages with ASP.NET Core 2.2 or later?

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