What follows is a brief discussion of some of the language features of C#. Some of these features exist in other programming languages, whereas others have been introduced in C# for better performance, efficiency, and convenience.
The features are described on a conceptual level here. For more details about particular points of syntax, references have been provided to later sections in the book.
Type, short for data type, refers to the kind of data that can be stored in a specific location. There are different kinds of types in C#.
→ To learn about the different kinds of types, see “Types,” p. 79
A variable is a symbol or name that stands for a value. A variable can represent different values ...