Chapter 3. Understanding C# and the .NET Framework

In this chapter, I'll introduce you to the key components of C# and the .NET Framework and explain the relationship between them. I'll also introduce the major technology building blocks that form the functionality that you'll look at throughout this book.

I'm not going to get bogged down in detail; instead, I will going to focus on the knowledge you need to put everything in context before you start learning the C# language and becoming an effective C# programmer. This chapter is about giving you a good overview that will help you form a picture of C# and .NET as you move through the book.

.NET can seem impenetrable—a wall of terms and technologies and a pit of languages and syntaxes. By the time ...

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