C++/CLI Primer


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C++/CLI Primer

Enter the world of .NET power programming

About the Book

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C++/CLI is unattractive, clumsy and hard when compared to other modern languages that run on the .NET platform. That's because it is powerful. Like light that can be viewed as a wave or particle, C++/CLI can be exercised as an unmanaged or managed or actually as the sandwich language to do mixed mode programming, which is its real power. That's also why it is unique.

This book(let) presents some of the important aspects of C++/CLI language that usually comes as a barrier for programmers new to the language from exploring further. I believe that this book will glide you through that barrier. Beyond that barrier lies a world of hard core programming on the .NET platform.

I hope what you read and learn in this book comes to use in your every day programming life.

Your feedback, suggestions and thoughts is vital in improving not only this book but also my pursuit to produce more books.

About the Author


Programmer | Thinker | Philosopher | Photographer

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • ​Introduction​
  • ​Words Of Agreement​
  • ​Unmanaged Programming Brief​
  • ​Managed Programming Brief​
  • ​What is C++\CLI?​
  • ​Types and Object Creation​
  • ​Primitive Types Mapping​
  • ​Declaring and Consuming A Managed Class​
  • ​Abstract Classes​
  • ​nullptr​
  • ​Boxing/Unboxing​
  • ​Object Destruction​
  • ​Mixed Mode​
  • ​Equality and Identity​
  • ​Declaring Properties​
  • ​enums​
  • ​Strings​
  • ​Arrays - Not [] But cli::array<T>
  • ​interior_ptr​
  • ​Generics​
  • ​The Beginning​

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