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

By : Mark J. Price
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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)
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Index

Working with environment variables

Environment variables are system and user-definable values that can affect the way running processes behave. They are commonly used to set options like toggling between development and production configurations in ASP.NET Core web projects, or to pass values needed by a process like service keys and passwords for database connection strings.Environment variables on Windows can be set at three scope levels: machine (aka system), user, and process. The methods for setting and getting environment variables assume process scope level by default and have overloads to specify the EnvironmentVariableTarget of Process, User, and Machine, as shown in Table 9.7:

Method Description
GetEnvironmentVariables Returns an IDictionary of all environment variables at a specified scope level or for the current process by default.
GetEnvironmentVariable Returns the value for a named environment variable.
SetEnvironmentVariable Sets the value for a named environment...