Advanced Object-Oriented Techniques
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
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In Chapter 11, you looked at how you can build your own objects. Prior to that, you had been mostly using objects that already existed in the .NET Framework to build your applications. In this chapter, you'll take a look at some more object-oriented software development techniques.
In the first half of this chapter, you create your own classes. You will create a single-tier application like the others discussed so far in this book. The idea of creating two-tier applications, as opposed to single-tier applications, is introduced in Chapter 15. You then learn about creating your own shared properties and methods. These are very useful when you want a method or property to apply to a class as a whole, rather than a specific instance of that class. Finally, you look at memory management in Visual Studio 2012 and what you can do to clean up your objects properly.
In the first half of this chapter, you'll build a simple ...