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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)

Working with network resources

Sometimes you will need to work with network resources. The most common types in .NET for working with network resources are shown in the following table:

Namespace Example type(s) Description

System.Net

Dns, Uri, Cookie, WebClient, IPAddress

These are for working with DNS servers, URIs, IP addresses, and so on.

System.Net

FtpStatusCode, FtpWebRequest, FtpWebResponse

These are for working with FTP servers.

System.Net

HttpStatusCode, HttpWebRequest, HttpWebResponse

These are for working with HTTP servers; that is, websites and services. Types from System.Net.Http are easier to use.

System.Net

.Http...