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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)


In this chapter, you have been introduced to some of the app models that you can use to build practical applications using C# and .NET, and you have created two class libraries to define an entity data model for working with the Northwind database.

In the following chapters, you will learn the details about how to build the following:

  • Simple websites with static HTML pages and dynamic Razor Pages.
  • Complex websites with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.
  • Complex websites with content that can be managed by end users with a web Content Management System (CMS).
  • Web services that can be called by any platform that can make an HTTP request and client websites and apps that call those services.
  • Intelligent apps that use machine learning to implement features like product recommendations.
  • Blazor web user interface components that can be hosted either on the server or in the browser.
  • Cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin...