After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 programming environment.
Create a C# console application.
Explain the purpose of namespaces.
Create a simple graphical C# application.
This chapter provides an introduction to Visual Studio 2012, the programming environment and toolset designed to help you build applications for Microsoft Windows. Visual Studio 2012 is the ideal tool for writing C# code, and it provides many features that you will learn about as you progress through this book. In this chapter, you will use Visual Studio 2012 to build some simple C# applications and get started on the path to building highly functional solutions for Windows.