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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)

Practicing and exploring

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

Exercise 7.1 – Test your knowledge

Answer the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between a namespace and an assembly?
  2. How do you reference another project in a .csproj file?
  3. What is the benefit of a tool like ILSpy?
  4. Which .NET type does the C# float alias represent?
  5. When porting an application from .NET Framework to .NET 6, what tool should you run before porting, and what tool could you run to perform much of the porting work?
  6. What is the difference between framework-dependent and self-contained deployments of .NET applications?
  7. What is a RID?
  8. What is the difference between the dotnet pack and dotnet publish commands?
  9. What types of applications written for the .NET Framework can be ported to modern .NET?
  10. Can you use packages written for .NET Framework with modern .NET?