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C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
Book Image

C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development - Fifth Edition

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

In C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fifth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications. This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with a new chapter on the Microsoft Blazor framework. The book’s first part teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming and new C# 9 features such as top-level programs, target-typed new object instantiation, and immutable types using the record keyword. Part 2 covers the .NET APIs, for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the file system, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform apps you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The best type of application for learning the C# language constructs and many of the .NET libraries is one that does not distract with unnecessary application code. For that reason, the C# and .NET topics covered in Chapters 1 to 13 feature console applications. In Chapters 14 to 20, having mastered the basics of the language and libraries, you will build practical applications using ASP.NET Core, Model-View-Controller (MVC), and Blazor. By the end of the book, you will have acquired the understanding and skills you need to use C# 9 and .NET 5 to create websites, services, and mobile apps.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Using other project templates

When you install the .NET Core SDK, there are many project templates included:

  1. In TERMINAL, enter the following command:
    dotnet new --help
  2. You will see a list of currently installed templates, including templates for Windows desktop development if you are running on Windows, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Figure 16.12: A list of project templates

  3. Note the web-related project templates, including ones for creating SPAs using Blazor.

Installing additional template packs

Developers can install lots of additional template packs:

  1. Start a browser and navigate to
  2. Enter vue in the textbox, click the Search templates button, and note the list of available templates for Vue.js, including one published by Microsoft, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Figure 16.13: A list of Vue.js templates

  3. Click on ASP.NET Core...