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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By : Marcin Jamro
Book Image

C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By: Marcin Jamro

Overview of this book

Building your own applications is exciting but challenging, especially when tackling complex problems tied to advanced data structures and algorithms. This endeavor demands profound knowledge of the programming language as well as data structures and algorithms – precisely what this book offers to C# developers. Starting with an introduction to algorithms, this book gradually immerses you in the world of arrays, lists, stacks, queues, dictionaries, and sets. Real-world examples, enriched with code snippets and illustrations, provide a practical understanding of these concepts. You’ll also learn how to sort arrays using various algorithms, setting a solid foundation for your programming expertise. As you progress through the book, you’ll venture into more complex data structures – trees and graphs – and discover algorithms for tasks such as determining the shortest path in a graph before advancing to see various algorithms in action, such as solving Sudoku. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to use the C# language to build algorithmic components that are not only easy to understand and debug but also seamlessly applicable in various applications, spanning web and mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

.NET-based console applications

To keep things simple, while reading this book, you will create many console-based applications, but the data structures and algorithms could be used in other kinds of solutions as well. The console-based applications will be created in Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Community. This integrated development environment (IDE) is a comprehensive solution for developing various kinds of projects and is equipped with many great features that simplify the development and testing of your applications.

Just after launching the IDE, we can proceed by creating a new project. To create one, follow these steps:

  1. Click on File | New | Project in the main menu.
  2. Choose Console App on the right in the Create a new project window.
  3. Type the name of the project (Project name), select a location for the files (Location), and enter the name of the solution (Solution name). Then, press Next.
  4. In the Additional information window, set the framework version...