In this section. I will show you the practical steps you need to take to write, compile, and run simple C# programs.
Currently, you have two major options for developing and running C# programs. You can either obtain the .NET Software Development Kit (SDK) for free from Microsoft or purchase the feature-packed Visual Studio .NET program.
The SDK contains everything you need to compile, run, and test C# programs. It includes the Common Language Runtime, sample code, a C# language compiler, JIT compilers, and documentation. The only thing not included is a text editor to type and edit your C# programs. We will provide some tips on choosing an editor a little later in this section.
Visual Studio .NET is Microsoft's ...