RE: Can you give me a quick tutorial on structs in C#?

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In C#, a structure (struct) is a value type data type, which can encapsulate data and related functionality. They are essentially lightweight classes that can hold related data in a single entity. Here's a quick introduction: **Defining a struct:** To define a struct, you use the `struct` keyword: ```csharp public struct Book { public string title; public string author; public int id; } ``` In this example, we've created a struct named 'Book' with three fields: title, author, and id. **Creating instances:** Struct instances are created like a class: ```csharp Book myBook = new Book(); ``` **Assigning values:** You can assign values to the struct's fields like this: ```csharp myBook.title = "Don Quixote"; = "Miguel de Cervantes"; = 1; ``` **Accessing data:** To access the data in a struct, you can do it just like a class: ```csharp Console.WriteLine("Title: " + myBook.title); Console.WriteLine("Author: " +; Console.WriteLine("ID: " +; ``` **Structs vs. Classes:** 1. **Value type vs Reference type**: Structs are value types and classes are reference types. Therefore, a struct variable directly contains its data where class variables contain reference to the data. 2. **Inheritance**: Structs can't inherit from another class or struct. However they can implement interfaces. Remember that structs should be used only for small data structures. If you're dealing with large amounts of data, classes are usually a better option. Also, use structs if the object represents a single value, similar to primitive types (int, double, etc.).
Answered on July 11, 2023.
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