2.4. C# Tools
This section explores some of the tools provided with the .NET SDK that can improve your C# programming productivity.
2.4.1. Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft provides an IDE for fast and productive development with C#. Visual Studio .NET is an IDE for doing .NET development with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and C#. Figure 2.1 shows the start screen of Visual Studio .NET.
Figure 2.1. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Start Screen
Typically, IDEs are helpful when you have a lot of files to compile, and so you would group them into projects. Therefore, let's start a new project.
Click on the New menu option under the File menu item.
Get .NET for Java Developers: Migrating to C# now with the O’Reilly learning platform.
O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.