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Learn C# Programming

By : Marius Bancila, Raffaele Rialdi, Ankit Sharma
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Book Image

Learn C# Programming

5 (1)
By: Marius Bancila, Raffaele Rialdi, Ankit Sharma

Overview of this book

The C# programming language is often developers’ primary choice for creating a wide range of applications for desktop, cloud, and mobile. In nearly two decades of its existence, C# has evolved from a general-purpose, object-oriented language to a multi-paradigm language with impressive features. This book will take you through C# from the ground up in a step-by-step manner. You'll start with the building blocks of C#, which include basic data types, variables, strings, arrays, operators, control statements, and loops. Once comfortable with the basics, you'll then progress to learning object-oriented programming concepts such as classes and structures, objects, interfaces, and abstraction. Generics, functional programming, dynamic, and asynchronous programming are covered in detail. This book also takes you through regular expressions, reflection, memory management, pattern matching, exceptions, and many other advanced topics. As you advance, you'll explore the .NET Core 3 framework and learn how to use the dotnet command-line interface (CLI), consume NuGet packages, develop for Linux, and migrate apps built with .NET Framework. Finally, you'll understand how to run unit tests with the Microsoft unit testing frameworks available in Visual Studio. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with the essentials of the C# language and be ready to start creating apps with it.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Test what you learned

  1. When was C# first released and what is the current version of the language?
  2. What is the Common Language Infrastructure? What are its main components?
  3. What is the Common Intermediate Language and how is it related to the Just-In-Time compiler?
  4. What tools can you use to disassembly and explore the assemblies produced by the compiler?
  5. What is the Common Language Runtime?
  6. What is the Base Class Library?
  7. What are currently the major .NET frameworks? Which one will no longer be developed?
  8. What is an assembly? What constitutes the identity of an assembly?
  9. What is the Global Assembly Cache? What about the runtime package store?
  10. What is the minimum a C# program must contain to be executed?