Making Sense Of 'Collections'
In computing sciences used to describe a/the grouping of a variable amount of data or items, or dynamic ways of storing groups and amounts of data, other objects in a specific way, according to specified rules, with some shared significance. Tables and arrays can form part of collections, enabling their implementation.
Working with and through collections and generics in the .NET Framework, forming part of the dynamics of cast operations, case scenarios using collections, to point to any class allowing for item-gathering, into lists, for iteration, versioning through those items, for applications development. Utilized and called upon for improved performance and type safety. There are built-in collections for optimal efficiencies, over standard collections. Storing groups of data or related objects, through Systems.Collections namespace, for managing groups of data and information, assemblies, applications.
Interfaces and classes that consist of and define various assortments or compilations of objects. These can include lists, queues, bit arrays, hash tables and dictionaries.
Key Exam Points
- Use collections for enabling actions and applications
- Work through case-study and exam study examples for how to collections work and can be used
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