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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)

Operating on variables

Operators apply simple operations such as addition and multiplication to operands such as variables and literal values. They usually return a new value that is the result of the operation that can be assigned to a variable.

Most operators are binary, meaning that they work on two operands, as shown in the following pseudocode:

var resultOfOperation = firstOperand operator secondOperand;

Some operators are unary, meaning they work on a single operand, and can apply before or after the operand, as shown in the following pseudocode:

var resultOfOperation = onlyOperand operator;
var resultOfOperation2 = operator onlyOperand;

Examples of unary operators include incrementors and retrieving a type or its size in bytes, as shown in the following code:

int x = 5;
int incrementedByOne = x++;
int incrementedByOneAgain = ++x;
Type theTypeOfAnInteger = typeof(int);
int howManyBytesInAnInteger = sizeof(int);

A ternary operator works...