C# 12, the latest edition of Microsoft’s popular object-oriented programming language, is now available as a production release, offering a simplified syntax and faster program execution.
C# 12 was unveiled as part of the .NET 8 software development platform on November 14. Developers can access it by downloading .NET 8, the Visual Studio 2022, or the Visual Studio Code C# Dev Kit extension.
To simplify code, C# 12 introduces collection expressions, primary constructors for all classes and structs, syntax to alias any type, and default parameters for lambda expressions. Collection expressions introduce a new terse syntax to create common collection values. Microsoft in noting these capabilities stressed it has set a goal for new features to not degrade performance.