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CLR Generics – Notable BCL Additions

System.Collections.Generics is probably the most popular which offer strongly typed generic based collections over their 1.1 counterparts in System.Collections.

Generic based collection Non Generic equivalent
List ArrayList
Dictionary Hashtable
SortedDictionary SortedList
Stack Stack
Queue Queue
LinkedList
IList IList
IDictionary IDictionary
ICollection ICollection
IEnumerable IEnumerable
IEnumerator IEnumerator
IComparable IComparable
IComparer IComparer

System.Nullable introduces nullable value types to CLR. You cannot assign value types like int, long, float, double etc to nulls in 1.1. This would be a pain especially if you are reading a nullable integer field from the database.

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  1. November 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm

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