WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?
- Operators in C#
- The idea of equality when dealing with reference and value types
- Data conversion between primitive data types
- Converting value types to reference types using boxing
- Converting between reference types by casting
- Overloading the standard operators for custom types
- Adding cast operators to custom types
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OPERATORS AND CASTS
The preceding chapters have covered most of what you need to start writing useful programs using C#. This chapter completes the discussion of the essential language elements and illustrates some powerful aspects of C# that enable you to extend its capabilities.
Although most of C#’s operators should be familiar to C and C++ developers, this section discusses the most important operators for the benefit of new programmers and Visual Basic converts, and sheds light on some of the changes introduced with C#.
C# supports the operators listed in the following table:
|Increment and decrement||