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Appendix B. Generic collections in .NET

There are many generic collections in .NET, and the list has grown over time. This appendix covers the most important generic collection interfaces and classes to know about. There are additional nongeneric collections in System.Collections, System. Collections.Specialized, and System.ComponentModel, but I won’t be covering those here. Likewise I won’t be mentioning the LINQ interfaces, such as ILookup<TKey, TValue>. This appendix is more reference than guidance—think of it as an alternative to navigating around MSDN while you’re coding. Obviously MSDN will provide more details in most cases, but the aim here is to allow you to quickly skim over the various interfaces and implementations available when ...

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