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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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19. Data Structures

Much that I bound, I could not free; Much that I freed returned to me.

—Lee Wilson Dodd

There is always room at the top.

—Daniel Webster

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.

—Joyce Kilmer

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll:

• Form linked data structures using references, self-referential classes and recursion.

• Learn how boxing and unboxing enable simple-type values to be used where objects are expected in a program.

• Create and manipulate dynamic data structures, such as linked lists, queues, stacks and binary trees.

• Learn various important applications of linked data structures.

• Create reusable data structures with classes, inheritance and composition.

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