WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
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In Chapter 10, you looked at how you can build your own objects. Prior to that, you had been mostly using objects that already existed in the .NET Framework to build your applications. In this chapter, you’ll take a look at some more object-oriented software development techniques.
In the first half of this chapter, you create your own classes. You will create a single-tier application like the others discussed so far in this book. You then learn about creating your own shared properties and methods. These are very useful when you want a method or property to apply to a class as a whole, rather than a specific instance of that class. Finally, you look at memory management in Visual Studio 2015 and what you can do to clean up your objects properly.
In the first half of this chapter, you’ll build a simple application that displays all your Internet Explorer favorites and provides a button that you can click to open the URL in ...