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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. What is the unit of deployment in .NET and what does it contain?
  2. What is reflection? What benefits does it provide?
  3. What .NET type exposes metadata about types? How can you create an instance of this type?
  4. What is the difference between public and private assemblies?
  5. In .NET Framework, in what context can an assembly be loaded?
  6. What is early binding? What about late binding? What benefits does the latter provide?
  7. What is the Dynamic Language Runtime?
  8. What is the dynamic type and what are the typical scenarios where it is used?
  9. What are attributes and how do you specify them in code?
  10. How do you create user-defined attributes?