After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 programming environment.
Create a C# console application.
Explain the purpose of namespaces.
Create a simple graphical C# 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. If you are used to programming in other languages, you should soon be able to pick up the syntax and feel of C#; you just need to learn to put the braces and ...