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Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 17. Introducing generics

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

Chapter 8 shows you how to use the object type to refer to an instance of any class. You can use the object type to store a value of any type, and you can define parameters by using the object type when you need to pass values of any type into a method. A method can also return values of any type by specifying object as the return type. Although this practice is very flexible, it puts the onus on the programmer to remember what sort of data is actually being used. This can lead to run-time errors if ...

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