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Programming Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005: The Language by Donis Marshall

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Chapter 5. Arrays and Collections

An array is a collection of related instances, either value or reference types. Arrays possess an immutable structure, in which the number of dimensions and size of the array are fixed at instantiation. C# supports single-dimensional, multidimensional, and jagged arrays. Single-dimensional arrays, sometimes called vectors, consist of a single row. Multidimensional arrays are rectangular and consist of rows and columns. A jagged array also consists of rows and columns, but is irregularly shaped.

Arrays are represented in most programming languages. Most developers have some familiarity with the concept of arrays. Arrays are employed in a variety of ways. A personnel program ...

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