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Lesson 2. Creating your first F# program

Now that you’ve installed Visual Studio and have the F# tools installed in it, what can you do with it? By the end of this lesson, you’ll see how and where F# integrates with Visual Studio. This lesson covers the following:

  • Creating an F# console application in Visual Studio
  • Working with F# syntax
  • Understanding F#’s “less is more” approach

2.1. F# project types

You can create projects in a solution, just as you’d do in C#, in exactly the same way. F# has support out of the box for several project templates, the most important of which are the following:

  • Library—A Visual Studio project that compiles into a .NET assembly ending with .dll and can be referenced by other .NET projects and assemblies. ...

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