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Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 1. Welcome to C#

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Visual Studio 2005 programming environment.

  • Create a C# console application.

  • Use namespaces.

  • Create a C# Windows Forms application.

Microsoft Visual C# is Microsoft’s powerful, component-oriented language. C# plays an important role in the architecture of the Microsoft .NET Framework, and some people have drawn comparisons to the role that C played in the development of UNIX. If you already know a language such as C, C++, or Java, you’ll find the syntax of C# reassuringly familiar because it uses the same curly brackets to delimit blocks of code. However, if you are used to programming in other languages, you should soon be able to pick up the syntax and feel of C#; ...

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