CHAPTER 2

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The C# Language

Before you can create an ASP.NET application, you need to choose a .NET language in which to program it. Both VB and C# are powerful, modern languages, and you won’t go wrong using either of them to code your web pages. Often the choice is simply a matter of personal preference or your work environment. For example, if you’ve already programmed in a language that uses C-like syntax (for example, Java), you’ll probably be most comfortable with C#. Or if you’ve spent a few hours writing Microsoft Excel macros in VBA, you might prefer the natural style of Visual Basic. Many developers become fluent in both.

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