Using Arrays

We're already familiar with arrays; they're those indexed collections of objects that must be the same type. Arrays are based on the System.Array class, but you don't use this class directly to create arrays (System.Array is an abstract class); as we've seen, you use C# language syntax like this to create an array:

int[] intArray = new int[4] {1, 2, 3, 4};

We have already discussed the fundamentals of handling arrays—they're zero-based collections that are reference types. We've seen the default value of array elements in Chapter 3, “C# Object-Oriented Programming,” (Table 3.2). However, we haven't learned about the power that the Array class, which arrays are based on, gives us. You can find the significant public properties of ...

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