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

By : Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
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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

Internationalizing your code

Internationalization is the process of enabling your code to run correctly all over the world. It has two parts: globalization and localization.

Globalization is about writing your code to accommodate multiple language and region combinations. The combination of a language and a region is known as a culture. It is important for your code to know both the language and region because the date and currency formats are different in Quebec and Paris, despite them both using the French language.

There are International Organization for Standardization (ISO) codes for all culture combinations. For example, in the code da-DK, da indicates the Danish language and DK indicates the Denmark region, or in the code fr-CA, fr indicates the French language and CA indicates the Canadian region.


ISO is not an acronym. ISO is a reference to the Greek word isos (which means equal).

Localization is about customizing the user interface to support a language, for example, changing...