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C# for Java Developers by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Basic Collections

The .NET Framework includes classes that compare to some of the core collections found in Java, but the overall support and flexibility fall short. This section covers the basic .NET collections, which are similar to their Java equivalents. We begin with coverage of arrays; .NET introduces some clever changes that allow arrays to be treated like collections.

Arrays

The most fundamental type of collection is the array. The use of arrays in .NET is similar to that in Java, with one significant enhancement: all arrays derive from the System.Array class. By deriving all arrays from the System.Array class, .NET provides useful functionality for array creation and manipulation. Although Java arrays are technically classed as objects, ...

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