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Zanyar Jalal
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What's New in C# 11: Features and Tips for Developers

Introducing the latest version of C#, version 11, packed with exciting new features and enhancements that will level up your development experience. In this article, we'll explore some of the noteworthy features and tips introduced in C# 11 and demonstrate how they can improve your code. Let's dive in!

1) Implicit using declarations:
Say goodbye to repetitive using directives! C# 11 introduces the global using statement, allowing you to implicitly import namespaces throughout your codebase. This feature streamlines your code and reduces clutter. Here's an example:

global using System;
global using System.Collections.Generic;

// No need for explicit 'using' directives
List<string> myList = new();
Console.WriteLine("Hello, C# 11!");
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2) Interpolated strings with interpolated verbatim strings:
C# 11 combines the power of interpolated strings and verbatim strings with interpolated verbatim strings. This feature lets you include dynamic values in verbatim strings more conveniently. Here's an example:

string name = "John";
string message = $@"Hello, {name}!
                  Welcome to C# 11!";
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3) Improved target typing with var:
Embrace more concise and readable code! C# 11 allows the use of var in control flow statements and other scenarios, where the type can be inferred by the compiler. Check out this example:

if (GetSomeValue() is var result && result > 0)
    Console.WriteLine($"Value is {result}");
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4) Relaxed implicit function return types:
C# 11 reduces boilerplate by enabling you to omit the explicit return type when the return statement is the last line of the method. The compiler can infer the return type based on the context. See how it simplifies code:

int Add(int a, int b)
    return a + b;
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5) Extended support for interpolated strings in attributes:
Enjoy more flexibility when working with attributes! C# 11 allows interpolated strings directly in attribute arguments, making it easier to include dynamic values. Take a look:

[Description($"This is the {nameof(MyClass)} class")]
public class MyClass { }
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6) is not pattern matching:

Say hello to the is not pattern matching syntax! C# 11 introduces the negation of the ispattern, allowing you to check if an object is not of a specific type. Here's an example:

if (myObject is not null)
    Console.WriteLine("Object is not null");
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C# 11 brings an array of exciting features and tips that enhance the language and make your code more expressive and efficient. We've covered just a glimpse of what C# 11 has to offer. So, start exploring these new features and elevate your C# development experience!

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Victor Dolsan

The "is not pattern matching" makes easier to read the code.It was a necessary feature for C#