IN THIS CHAPTER
In this chapter, you learn how to use collections, manipulate strings, and work with regular expressions. The classes discussed in this chapter are not specific to the ASP.NET framework; they are part of the overall programming infrastructure provided by the .NET framework.
The first topic is collections. You can use collections as a general mechanism for storing items. You learn how to use them to store lists of items and lists of key and value pairs.
You also learn how to work with strings in your application. You examine methods of formatting strings, manipulating strings, and using advanced methods for working with large strings.
Finally, I provide an overview of regular expressions. You can use regular expressions to perform advanced pattern-matching operations in your ASP.NET pages.