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C# Primer Plus by Klaus Michelsen

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Chapter 15. NAMESPACES, COMPILATION UNITS, AND ASSEMBLIES

You will learn about the following in this chapter:

  • How to define and use namespaces

  • How namespaces relate to compilation units and assemblies

  • The using directive

  • How to split compilation units up into smaller compilation units without changing the overall semantics

  • Important compiler commands that allow you to

    • Create DLL and EXE assemblies

    • Control the name of a new assembly

    • Include namespaces from other assemblies in your own programs

  • The intermediate language disassembling utility called Ildasm

Chapter 4, “A Guided Tour through C#: Part II,” introduced you to the idea of using namespaces to organize classes in hierarchies of class containers and thereby keep the classes neatly ordered and easily ...

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