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Essential C# 2.0 by Mark Michaelis

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1. Introducing C#

C# IS A RELATIVELY NEW LANGUAGE that builds on features found in its predecessor C-style languages (C, C++, and Java), making it immediately familiar to many experienced programmers. Part of a larger, more complex execution platform called the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), C# is a programming language for building software components and applications.

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This chapter introduces C# using the traditional HelloWorld program. The chapter focuses on C# syntax fundamentals, including defining an entry point into the C# program executable. This will familiarize you with the C# syntax style and structure, and it will enable you ...

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