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.NET 6 BCL Playbook

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This course will teach you to use the .NET base class library effectively by showing the solutions to numerous practical problems, covering such topics as strings, collections, enums, file access, creating Windows services, and accessing system data.

The Base Class Library (BCL) provides the basic data types like int and string that all C# programs depend on as well as the means for your code to interact with the operating system. In this course, .NET 6 BCL Playbook, you’ll learn to use the .NET base class library effectively. You’ll see lots of examples of problems that can arise in real-world apps, and see how to leverage classes and methods in the BCL to write solutions.. Some solutions will cover using the .NET base types effectively: Date-times, strings, collections, enums and numeric types. Other solutions will give you practice using BCL classes that interact with the operating system, allowing your code to perform tasks such as exploring the file system, creating Windows services, consuming web APIs, or reading the registry. At the end of the course you’ll have a good understanding of the capabilities of the base class library, and be able to use it to solve a wide range of problems.


  • Course Overview 1min
  • Working with System.Object 34mins
  • Dates and Times 39mins
  • Manipulating Strings 39mins
  • Custom Formatting 36mins
  • Regular Expressions 31mins
  • Numeric Types and Arithmetic 39mins
  • Enums 29mins
  • Collections 41mins
  • Indexes and Ranges 25mins
  • Using the File System 42mins
  • Localization and Resources 39mins
  • Consuming Web Resources 43mins
  • Using the Windows Registry 30mins
  • Writing a Windows Service 35mins
  • Accessing System Information with Management Objects 28mins

Taught by

Simon Robinson


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