After watching the Anders Hejlsberg’s session “The Future of C#” on Channel 9, I’ve got excited to get hands on the upcoming features of C#. Since the inception of C#, each version bought some major changes and amendments in the language. Like, In C# 1.0 the major theme was Managed Code then in C# 2.0, Generics were introduced and lastly in C# 3.0 LINQ was introduced. C# 4.0 introduced the concept of Dynamic Programming in C#. Overall there are four main features that are introduced in upcoming C# 4.0:
- Dynamic Typed Objects
- Optional and Named Parameters
- Improved COM Interoperability
- Co- and Contra-Variance
We will explore these features one by one in the upcoming posts. A document related to New Features in C# is available at MSDN that explain all of the above features in a little detail. Plus if you are interested in getting an early look on Visual Studio 2010 CTP, you can follow my post on Visual Studio 2010 CTP.
Have a good time!
bangoker · July 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm
I believe parallel programming (with the tasks library and chess) and test driven development (with the code contracts and pex) are also some of the main features for C#4
Daniel Moth would be mad at you for not mentioning him! 😛