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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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1.4. Additional .NET-Aware Programming Languages

Understand that C# is not the only language that can be used to build .NET applications. When you install the freely downloadable Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework Software Development Kit (SDK), as well as when you install Visual Studio 2010, you will be given five managed languages out of the box: C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI, JScript .NET, and F#.

NOTE

F# is a new .NET language based on the ML family of functional languages, especially OCaml. While F# can be used as a purely functional language, it also has support for OOP constructs and the .NET base class libraries. If you are interested in learning more about this managed language, navigate online to the official F# homepage, http://msdn.microsoft.com/fsharp ...

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