Chapter 1. Welcome to C#

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 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 compared it 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 semicolons ...

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