A. Downloading and Installing the C# Compiler and CLI Platform
To compile and run C# programs, it is necessary to install a version of the compiler and the CLI platform.
Microsoft .NET for Windows
The predominant CLI platform is Microsoft .NET, which is the platform of choice for development on Microsoft Windows.
• For a rich IDE that includes IntelliSense and support for project files, install a version of the Visual Studio IDE. The “Community Edition” of Visual Studio 2015 is free and contains everything you need to make server applications, rich client applications, and cross-platform mobile applications. This edition, along with other editions of Visual Studio, is available at http://visualstudio.com.
• Microsoft provides free, redistributable ...