In this chapter:
Programming Language Primitive Types 113
Reference Types and Value Types 121
Boxing and Unboxing Value Types 127
Object Hash Codes 146
The dynamic Primitive Type 148
In this chapter, I'll discuss the different kinds of types you'll run into as a Microsoft .NET Framework developer. It is crucial for all developers to be familiar with the different behaviors that these types exhibit. When I was first learning the .NET Framework, I didn't fully understand the difference between primitive, reference, and value types. This lack of clarity led me to unwittingly introduce subtle bugs and performance issues into my code. By explaining the differences between the types here, I'm hoping ...