Chapter 12. Arrays and Collections

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Implement arrays in C++.

  • Create single-dimensional and multidimensional arrays.

  • Create and use managed arrays.

  • Understand what generic types are.

  • Use the features of the System::Array class.

  • Use the collection classes provided by the .NET Framework.

  • Describe what the STL/CLR library is.

This chapter concerns itself with data structures. You’ll learn about arrays and other collection classes, and you’ll learn how to use them in your applications. In the first part of the chapter, you’re going to learn about two sorts of arrays: the native arrays provided by the C++ language, and the Microsoft .NET managed arrays, which use functionality inherited from the .NET Framework. ...

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