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Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C# by Bill Wagner

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3. Expressing Designs with C#

The C# language introduced new syntax to describe your designs. The techniques you choose communicate your design intent to the developers who maintain, extend, or use the software you develop. C# types all live inside the .NET environment. The environment makes some assumptions about the capabilities of all types as well. If you violate those assumptions, you increase the likelihood that your types won’t function correctly.

These items are not a compendium of software design techniques—entire volumes have been written about software design. Instead, these items highlight how different C# language features can best express the intent of your software design. The C# language designers added language features ...

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