An Introduction to Data Structures

In November 2003 MSDN Online published a popular six-part series on using data structures in the .NET Framework. In 2005, the first part was updated to take advantage of the new data structures and features available with the .NET Framework version 2.0, and C# 2.0:

"We'll examine both built-in data structures present in the .NET Framework, as well as essential data structures we'll build ourselves. This first part focuses on an introduction to data structures, defining what data structures are, how the efficiency of data structures are analyzed, and why this analysis is important. In this article, we'll also examine two of the most commonly used data structures present in the .NET Framework: the Array and List."

(This article assumes the reader is familiar with C#).

You can read the updated article here.