Conventions Used in This Book

The following typographic conventions are used in this book:

  • When we've added a new piece of code and are discussing it, it'll appear shaded, and when there's more code to come, you'll see three dots. Here's what that looks like:

    class ch01_07
    {
     static void Main()
     {
      long source = 5;
      int target;
      target = (int) source;
      .
      .
      .
     }
    }
    
  • Occasionally, we'll discuss C# syntax in the compact form you'll see in the Microsoft documentation, and you should know how to decipher that. For example, check out this description showing how to create a method:

    [attributes] [modifiers] type identifier ([[out][ref]
    type parameter, [[out][ref]type parameter, ...]]) statement
    					

    In descriptions like this one, items in brackets ([ and ]) are optional, ...

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