Creating Our First C# Program

Welcome to C#. This is a programmer-to-programmer book, so we're going to pack in the code, pushing the envelope—and not wasting much space. In this book, we're assuming you know programming already, but are new to C#. In these early chapters, we're going to cover the C# basics—not because you're unfamiliar with elementary constructs like variables and if statements, but because there are substantial differences between C# and languages like C++ and Java that can trip you up unless you know what's going on. Please feel free to skim this early material and press on to the later chapters if you want. If you're a C++ programmer, you might take a look at the “For C++ Programmers” sidebars as you skim; these sidebars ...

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