Chapter 4. Using Common .NET Types

This chapter is about .NET types and how they are related to C#. You will learn about .NET Framework and .NET Core, and their class library assemblies of common types that allow your applications to connect existing components together to perform common practical tasks.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Using assemblies and namespaces
  • Storing and manipulating text
  • Storing data with collections

Using assemblies and namespaces

The .NET Framework and the .NET Core are made up of several pieces, which are as follows:

  • Language compilers: These turn your source code (written with languages such as C#, F#, Visual Basic, and others) into intermediate language (IL) code stored in assemblies (applications and class libraries). ...

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