At the core of developing flexible, modular C# applications is a foundational knowledge of design patterns and their use cases. In this course, C# Design Patterns: Visitor, you’ll learn the skills you need to effectively leverage the Visitor design pattern in your own code. First, you’ll learn where the Visitor pattern fits into the overall design pattern canon and the problem it solves in software development. Next, you’ll dive into its building blocks, and finally, its correct implementation. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a firm understanding of the Visitor pattern and its effectiveness, as well as a concrete example of how to integrate it into your own projects. Software required: Visual Studio.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Harrison Ferrone, and I'd like to welcome you to the C# Design Patterns: Visitor course. I'm a software developer and instructional author in my own little corner of the world, paradigm shift development. Most days, you can find me working with C# in Unity, doing a bit of freelance IOS development, or editing technical content for the raywenderlich site. Now, there have always been common problems that programmers encounter over and over again in their careers, and design patterns evolved to combat this recurring scorch of inflexible and unclean code. This course is a jumping‑off point into the visitor design pattern in C#, so you don't need any prior design pattern experience to get things rolling. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include defining a visitor blueprint, creating concrete visitor classes, testing the pattern in practice, using an object structure, and finally understanding real‑world examples and applications. By the end of this course, you'll be comfortable with identifying and analyzing practical use cases for the visitor design pattern and be ready to bring that code and skills into your own C# projects. Since this is an intermediate course, you definitely need to be familiar with the C# programming language and know your way around Visual Studio, either on a Mac or Windows platform. The beginner level C# Fundamentals course in our library can quickly get you up to speed if you're just starting out or you need a refresher. I hope you'll join me on this journey into software design with the C# Design Patterns: Visitor course, here at Pluralsight.