CHAPTER 2

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C# QuickStart and Developing in C#

This chapter presents a quick overview of the C# language. It assumes a certain level of programming knowledge and therefore doesn’t present very much detail. If the explanation here doesn’t make sense, look for a more detailed explanation of the particular topic later in the book.

The second part of the chapter discusses how to obtain the C# compiler and the advantages of using Visual Studio to develop C# applications.

Hello, Universe

As a supporter of SETI,1 I thought that it would be appropriate to do a “Hello, Universe” program rather than the canonical “Hello, World” program.

using System;class ...

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