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

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Summary

Section 21.1 Introduction

• The prepackaged data-structure classes provided by the .NET Framework are known as collection classes—they store collections of data.

• With collection classes, instead of creating data structures to store these sets of items, the programmer simply uses existing data structures, without concern for how they’re implemented.

Section 21.2 Collections Overview

• The .NET Framework collections provide high-performance, high-quality implementations of common data structures and enable effective software reuse.

• In earlier versions of C#, the .NET Framework primarily provided the collection classes in the System.Collections namespace to store and manipulate object references.

• The .NET Framework’s System.Collections.Generic ...

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