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

By : Mark J. Price
4.7 (13)
Book Image

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

4.7 (13)
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)

Inheriting and extending .NET types

.NET has pre-built class libraries containing hundreds of thousands of types. Rather than creating your own completely new types, you can often get a head start by deriving from one of Microsoft’s types to inherit some or all its behavior, and then overriding or extending it.

Inheriting exceptions

As an example of inheritance, we will derive a new type of exception:

  1. In the PacktLibrary project, add a new class file named PersonException.cs.
  2. Modify the contents of the file to define a class named PersonException with three constructors, as shown in the following code:
    namespace Packt.Shared;
    public class PersonException : Exception
      public PersonException() : base() { }
      public PersonException(string message) : base(message) { }
      public PersonException(string message, Exception innerException)
        : base(message, innerException) { }

    Unlike ordinary methods, constructors are not inherited...