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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)

Practicing and exploring

Test your knowledge and understanding by answering some questions, getting some hands-on practice, and exploring, with deeper research, the topics covered in this chapter.

Exercise 4.1 – Test your knowledge

Answer the following questions. If you get stuck, try googling the answers, if necessary, while remembering that if you get totally stuck, the answers are in the Appendix:

  1. What does the C# keyword void mean?
  2. What are some differences between imperative and functional programming styles?
  3. In Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio, what is the difference between pressing F5, Ctrl or Cmd + F5, Shift + F5, and Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + F5?
  4. Where does the Trace.WriteLine method write its output to?
  5. What are the five trace levels?
  6. What is the difference between the Debug and Trace classes?
  7. When writing a unit test, what are the three “A”s?
  8. When writing a unit test using xUnit, which attribute...