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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. Under which namespace are the generic collections present?
  2. What is the base interface for all the other interfaces that define functionalities for generic collections?
  3. What is the benefit of using generic collections instead of non-generic collections?
  4. What is List<T> and how do you add and remove elements to or from it?
  5. What is Stack<T> and how do you add and remove elements to or from it?
  6. What is Queue<T>? What is the difference between its Dequeue() and Peek() methods?
  7. What is LinkedList<T>? What methods can you use to add elements to the collection?
  8. What is Dictionary<K, V> and what type are its elements?
  9. What is HashSet<T> and how does it differ from Dictionary<K, V>?
  10. What is BlockingCollection<T>? What concurrent scenarios is it suitable for?