1. Introducing C#
C# IS NOW A WELL-ESTABLISHED LANGUAGE that builds on features found in its predecessor C-style languages (C, C++, and Java), making it immediately familiar to many experienced programmers.1 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.
1. It has now been more than ten years since the first C# design meeting.
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 ...