What are the advantages of C# (C Sharp)?

-> C# provides operator overloading which is not available in VB.NET




-> C# allows you to access memory directly using unsafe code blocks

-> If you use unmanaged resources in your program, then garbage collector will not dispose it. For disposing unmanaged resources, C# permits you to use "using" statement

-> C# allows you to implement an interface in a base class and re-implement the interface in the derived class and provide a new definition for it C# permits nested classes which are not allowed in C and C++

-> C# establishes better event management using delegates

-> C# allows you to document your code using XML documentation

-> C# gets rid of complex registry lookups and problems due to IDispatch, IUnknown of COM by introducing the concept of namespaces

-> C# supports cross-language interoperability with any .NET language

-> C# supports conditional compilation

-> Most important advantage of C# is the reflection mechanism.

Consider the following example:

class sampleClass {
public void sampleMethod() {
Console.WriteLine("Invoking sampleMethod of sampleClass");
}
}

Now you have to invoke and execute the method sampleMethod of sampleClass. How do you do it? Here is the normal way of coding which all of you might perform:

class testClass {
public static void Main() {
sampleClass obj = new sampleClass();
obj.sampleMethod();
}
}

C# provides an advanced feature called reflection mechanism using which you can invoke sampleMethod as shown below:

class testClass {
public static void Main() {
sampleClass obj = new sampleClass();
Type sampleType = Type.GetType("sampleClass");
object obj = Activator.CreateInstance(sampleType);
sampleType.InvokeMember(
"sampleMethod", BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, obj, null);

}
}

This is just a simple example, reflection mechanism can be used to establish dynamic behavior and determine all properties and methods of an object at runtime and much more.

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