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Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition by John Sharp

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Introduction

Microsoft Visual C# is a powerful but simple language aimed primarily at developers who create applications built on the Microsoft .NET Framework. Visual C# inherits many of the best features of C++ and Microsoft Visual Basic, but few of the inconsistencies and anachronisms, which results in a cleaner and more logical language. C# 1.0 made its public debut in 2001. With the advent of C# 2.0 with Visual Studio 2005, several important new features were added to the language, including generics, iterators, and anonymous methods. C# 3.0, which was released with Visual Studio 2008, added extension methods, lambda expressions, and most famously of all, the Language-Integrated Query facility, or LINQ. C# 4.0, was released in 2010 and provided ...

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