Using the C# Operators

C# has the standard set of operators to manipulate your data, and you can see the C# operators arranged by category in Table 1.7. Operators work on operands and yield a value. For example, in the expression 5 + 3, 5 is the first operand, + is the operator, 3 is the second operand, and this expression yields a value of 8. Just about all these operators are the same as in other languages, with some exceptions that we'll be seeing throughout the book.


As in C++, nearly all of the C# operators can be overloaded—that is, redefined for your own user-defined data types. More on this in Chapter 3.


Note that C# supports more operators than C++, such as is and typeof.

Table 1.7. The C# ...

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