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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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2.2. C# Language Basics

New C# programmers are sometimes intimidated by the quirky syntax of the language, which includes special characters such as semicolons (;), curly braces {}, and backward slashes (\). Fortunately, once you get accustomed to C#, these details will quickly melt into the background. In the following sections, you'll learn about four general principles you need to know about C# before you learn any other concepts.

2.2.1. Case Sensitivity

Some languages are case-sensitive, while others are not. Java, C, C++, and C# are all examples of case-sensitive languages. VB is not. This difference can frustrate former VB programmers who don't realize that keywords, variables, and functions must be entered with the proper case. For example, ...

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