10. The Class Library, Part 1

In the last couple of chapters you’ve learned the basics of how to create .NET Framework types and members. Now it’s time to back up a bit and look at the vast library of types that are provided for your use in the Framework Class Library (FCL). In this chapter we’ll look at the core data types that will help you manipulate numeric data, character data, and dates and times. In the next chapter we’ll move on to types that let you handle multiple instances of an object and a special construct called a generic that lets you specify a type at runtime.

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