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

By : Mark J. Price
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Book Image

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

4.7 (15)
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

What you need for this book

You can develop and deploy C# and .NET apps using Visual Studio Code and the command-line tools on most operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and many varieties of Linux. An operating system that supports Visual Studio Code and an internet connection is all you need to follow along with this book.

If you prefer alternatives, then the choice is yours whether to use Visual Studio 2022, or a third-party tool like JetBrains Rider.

Downloading the color images of this book

We also provide you with a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots and diagrams used in this book. The color images will help you better understand the changes in the output.

You can download this file from https://packt.link/gbp/9781837635870.

Conventions

In this book, you will find a number of text styles that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles and an explanation of their meaning.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. For example: “The Controllers, Models, and Views folders contain ASP.NET Core classes and the .cshtml files for execution on the server.”

A block of code is set as follows:

// storing items at index positions 
names[0] = "Kate";
names[1] = "Jack"; 
names[2] = "Rebecca"; 
names[3] = "Tom";

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are highlighted:

// storing items at index positions 
names[0] = "Kate";
names[1] = "Jack"; 
names[2] = "Rebecca"; 
names[3] = "Tom";

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

dotnet new console

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see on the screen, for example, in menus or dialog boxes. For example: “Clicking on the Next button moves you to the next screen.”

Important notes and links to external sources for further reading appear in a box like this.

Good Practice: Recommendations for how to program like an expert appear like this.