C++/CLI Primer: For .NET Development

C++/CLI Primer: For .NET Development
Author: Vivek Ragunathan
Pub Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4842-2366-6
Pages: 83
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb

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Enter a world of hardcore back-end, server-side enterprise programming on the .NET platform. This book presents some of the important aspects of the C++/CLI language that often become a barrier preventing programmers from exploring further. The C++/CLI Primer is a powerful but compact book that will guide you through that barrier.
Many of today’s complex transactions and enterprise applications count on C++/CLI. Visual Studio 2015 and earlier versions support C++/CLI if you program using an IDE. C++/CLI is unattractive, clumsy, and hard when compared to other modern languages that run on the .NET platform. That’s because it is powerful. Like light that can be viewed as a wave or particle, C++/CLI can be exercised as an unmanaged or managed or actually as the sandwich language to do mixed mode programming, which is its real power. That’s also why it is unique.
What You’ll Learn

  • Discover C++/CLI and why is it used in .NET programming
  • Work with types, primitive types, object creation, and managed and abstract classes
  • Use abstract classes in C++/CLI
  • Harness the power of nullptre
  • Implement code that uses boxing/unboxing
  • Use equality/identity, properties, enums, strings, arrays, and more

Who This Book Is For
Experienced Microsoft .NET application developers, familiar with .NET framework and C++.

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Words of Agreement
3: Unmanaged Programming Brief
4: Managed Programming Brief
5: What Is C++\CLI?
6: Types and Object Creation
7: Primitive Types Mapping
8: User-Defined Value Types
9: Reference Types
10: Garbage Collection Intro
11: Declaring and Consuming a Managed Class
12: Boxing/Unboxing
13: Object Destruction
14: Scope of a Managed Object
15: Mixed Mode
16: Equality and Identity
17: Abstract Classes
18: Nullptr
19: Declaring Properties
20: Strings
21: Arrays—Not [] But cli::array<T^>
22: A Second Look at GC
23: Generics
24: The Beginning