What You'll Need

To use this book, you'll need C#, and as discussed in Chapter 1, you can get the free C# command-line compiler by installing the .NET Framework's Software Development Kit (SDK), which you can find at http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads as of this writing. We're going to be using C# version 2003 in this book, but if you have an earlier version, you're also OK, because the C# will be the same (be sure to read the directions in readme.txt in the code download for this book on converting Visual Studio .NET projects to earlier versions of Visual Studio).

You can also use the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create C# programs. In fact, we'll be using the IDE almost exclusively when we create Windows and Web ...

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