Chapter 2. Working with Variables, Operators, and Expressions

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand statements, identifiers, and keywords.

  • Use variables to store information.

  • Work with primitive data types.

  • Use arithmetic operators such as the plus sign (+) and the minus sign (–).

  • Increment and decrement variables.

In Chapter 1, you learned how to use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 programming environment to build and run a console program and a graphical application. This chapter introduces you to the elements of Microsoft Visual C# syntax and semantics, including statements, keywords, and identifiers. You’ll study the primitive types that are built into the C# language and the characteristics of the values that each type ...

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