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C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By : Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Book Image

C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By: Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan

Overview of this book

C# is a widely used programming language, thanks to its easy learning curve, versatility, and support for modern paradigms. The language is used to create desktop apps, background services, web apps, and mobile apps. .NET Core is open source and compatible with Mac OS and Linux. There is no limit to what you can achieve with C# and .NET Core. This Learning Path begins with the basics of C# and object-oriented programming (OOP) and explores features of C#, such as tuples, pattern matching, and out variables. You will understand.NET Standard 2.0 class libraries and ASP.NET Core 2.0, and create professional websites, services, and applications. You will become familiar with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms and learn to develop high-performing applications by writing optimized code with various profiling techniques. By the end of C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications, you will have all the knowledge required to build modern, cross-platform apps using C# and .NET. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Third Edition by Mark J. Price • C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Designing Guidelines for .NET Core Application Performance

Talking about OOP

An object in the real world is a thing, such as a car or a person. An object in programming often represents something in the real world, such as a product or bank account, but can also be something more abstract.

In C#, we use class (usually) or struct (rarely) to define each type of object. You can think of a type as being a blueprint or template for an object.

Object-oriented programming concepts are briefly described here:

  • Encapsulation is the combination of the data and actions that are related to an object. For example, a BankAccount type might have data, such as Balance and AccountName, as well as actions, such as Deposit and Withdraw. When encapsulating, you often want to control what can access those actions and the data.
  • Composition is about what an object is made of. For example, a car is composed of different parts, such as four wheels, several seats, and an engine.
  • Aggregation is about what is related to an object. For example, a person could sit in the driver's...