CHAPTER 9

Creating value types with enumerations and structures

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Declare an enumeration type.

  • Create and use an enumeration type.

  • Declare a structure type.

  • Create and use a structure type.

  • Explain the differences in behavior between a structure and a class.

Chapter 8, “Understanding values and references,” covers the two fundamental types that exist in Microsoft Visual C#: value types and reference types. Recall that a value type variable holds its value directly on the stack, whereas a reference type variable holds a reference to an object on the heap. Chapter 7, “Creating and managing classes and objects,” demonstrates how to create your own reference types by defining classes. In this chapter, ...

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