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C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
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C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

In C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fifth 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 a new chapter on the Microsoft Blazor framework. The book’s first part teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming and new C# 9 features such as top-level programs, target-typed new object instantiation, and immutable types using the record keyword. Part 2 covers the .NET APIs, for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the file system, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform apps you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The best type of application for learning the C# language constructs and many of the .NET libraries is one that does not distract with unnecessary application code. For that reason, the C# and .NET topics covered in Chapters 1 to 13 feature console applications. In Chapters 14 to 20, having mastered the basics of the language and libraries, you will build practical applications using ASP.NET Core, Model-View-Controller (MVC), and Blazor. By the end of the book, you will have acquired the understanding and skills you need to use C# 9 and .NET 5 to create websites, services, and mobile apps.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Understanding the bonus chapters

The bonus chapters in this book are the last chapter and appendix B:

  • Chapter 21, Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
  • Appendix B, Building Windows Desktop Apps

Since this book is about modern cross-platform development using C# 9 and .NET 5, technically, it should not include coverage of Windows desktop apps because they are Windows-only. Nor should it include coverage of cross-platform mobile apps because they use Xamarin instead of .NET 5.

In Chapters 1 to 20, we are using cross-platform Visual Studio Code to build all the apps. Cross-platform mobile apps are built using Visual Studio 2019 for Mac and require macOS to compile. Windows desktop apps are built using Visual Studio 2019 on Windows 10.

But Windows and mobile are important platforms for current and future client app development using C# and .NET, so I did not want to take away the opportunity to introduce you to them.

More Information: Appendix...