Throughout the earlier chapters, we’ve focused on the theoretical aspects of Object-Orientation, and discussed how those are embodied in the C# language. Before we close this section though, it would be a good idea to recognize that C# is not just an object-oriented language, but actually draws upon many ideas and syntax approaches that are not very object-oriented at all!

In this chapter, we’ll examine many aspects of C# that fall outside of the object-oriented mold. Understanding how and why these constructs have entered C# will help make you a better .NET programmer, and hopefully alleviate any confusion you might have.

Key Terms

Some key terms to learn in this chapter are:

  • Production Languages
  • The static keyword
  • Generics
  • Nullables
  • Anonymous Types
  • Lambda Syntax
  • Pattern Matching