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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Generic Interfaces in .NET

The .NET Framework exposes much standard functionality through generic interfaces, which are implemented in various combinations by classes in the Framework itself, and which can also be implemented by your own classes in order to tap into standard functionality defined by the Framework. In this section we will look at several categories of operations that are supported by these standard, generic interfaces.

  • Collections

  • Copying objects

  • Comparing objects

Our survey of generic interfaces is by no means exhaustive, but our sampling should give you a good understanding of how generic interfaces work in the .NET Framework.

Collection Interfaces

Now that we understand the concept of interfaces, we are equipped to take a closer ...

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