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

By : Mark J. Price
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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)

Understanding other communication technologies

The ASP.NET Core Web API is not the only Microsoft technology for implementing services or communicating between components of a distributed application. Although we will not cover these technologies in detail, you should be aware of what they can do and when they should be used.

Understanding Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

In 2006, Microsoft released .NET Framework 3.0 with some major frameworks, one of which was Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). It abstracted the business logic implementation of a service from the technology used to communicate with it. It heavily used XML configuration to declaratively define endpoints, including their address, binding, and contract (known as the ABCs of endpoints). Once you have understood how to do this, it is a powerful yet flexible technology.

Microsoft has decided not to officially port WCF to .NET Core, but there is a community-owned OSS project named Core...