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

By : Mark J. Price
Book Image

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)




app models 465

concepts 8

old versions, removing 13

platforms and tools 16

Silverlight plugin, using in 474

.NET 5 10, 225, 226

application types, on Linux 252

application types, on macOS 252

application types, on Windows 252

features 14

.NET Core 2.0, performance improving to 229

.NET Framework, porting to 252

porting 252

porting, benefits 252

using, in cross-platform development 475

versus .NET Framework 253

.NET 5.0 228

reference link 229

.NET 5 class library

creating 173, 174

referencing 173, 174

.NET 5, performance improvement

reference link 229


reference link 226

.NET application

publishing, for deployment 237

size, reducing with app trimming 242

.NET blog

subscribing to 26

.NET components 229

BCL, assemblies in NuGet packages (CoreFX) 230

Common Language Runtime (CoreCLR) 229

language compilers 229