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From Java to C#: A Developer's Guide by Heng Ngee Mok

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Chapter 2. Introducing C#

C# [1] is probably the most important of all .NET languages. A large portion of BCL is written using C# itself. I have to stress that it is not the only viable language for writing .NET codes – VB .NET has a large following too – but it is obvious that C# does have a significant role to play in Microsoft's .NET plan.

[1] Strictly speaking, there is a difference between C# and Visual C#.NET. They are very much like how C++ and Visual C++ are related. C# is a language standardized by ECMA and which has originated from Microsoft as a language to write .NET code. Visual C#.NET refers to the whole development environment in VS .NET. This book does not try to differentiate between the two terms – 'C#' and 'C#.NET' are used ...

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