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Generics in VB.NET

by Rob Windsor

An introduction to creating and consuming Generics in VB.NET.

What you'll learn

This course introduces you to Generics in Visual Basic.NET. It starts with a discussion of what Generics are and why they were added to VB.NET and the .NET Framework. We then move to a demo heavy part of the course, looking at how to consume the Generic types included in .NET and how to create your own custom Generic classes and interfaces. The demos start out as simple and gradually get more complex as we get farther into the course. We finish with a discussion of Generic Covariance and Contravariance, names that make the topics seem much more complex than they really are.

About the author

Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and Trainer. He has almost twenty five years' experience developing all types of applications and is currently spending a majority of his time working with Office 365 and SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups and is a contributor to the Pluralsight On-Demand library. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his... more

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