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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
4.6 (14)
Book Image

C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

4.6 (14)
By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

This latest edition of the bestselling Packt series will give you a solid foundation to start building projects using modern C# and .NET with confidence. You'll learn about object-oriented programming; writing, testing, and debugging functions; and implementing interfaces. You'll take on .NET APIs for managing and querying data, working with the fi lesystem, and serialization. As you progress, you'll explore examples of cross-platform projects you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core. This latest edition integrates .NET 8 enhancements into its examples: type aliasing and primary constructors for concise and expressive code. You'll handle errors robustly through the new built-in guard clauses and explore a simplified implementation of caching in ASP.NET Core 8. If that's not enough, you'll also see how native ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler publish lets web services reduce memory use and run faster. You'll work with the seamless new HTTP editor in Visual Studio 2022 to enhance the testing and debugging process. You'll even get introduced to Blazor Full Stack with its new unified hosting model for unparalleled web development flexibility.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)


In this chapter, we:

  • Set up your development environment.
  • Discussed the similarities and differences between modern .NET, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Xamarin, and .NET Standard in an online article.
  • Used Visual Studio 2022 and Visual Studio Code with the .NET SDK CLI to create a couple of simple console apps grouped in a solution.
  • Learned how to download the solution code for this book from its GitHub repository.
  • Learned how to find help. This could be in the traditional way, by using help command switches, documentation, and articles, or the modern way, by having a conversation with a coding expert AI, or using an AI-based tool to perform “grunt work.”

In the next chapter, you will learn how to “speak” C#.