Chapter 2. Building C# Applications

As a C# programmer, you may choose among numerous tools to build .NET applications. The point of this chapter is to provide a tour of various .NET development options, including, of course, Visual Studio 2010. The chapter opens, however, with an examination of working with the C# command-line compiler, csc.exe, and the simplest of all text editors, the Notepad application thatships with the Microsoft Windows OS as well as the freely downloadable Notepad++.

While you could work through this entire text using nothing other than csc.exe and a basic texteditor, I'd bet you are also interested in working with feature-rich integrated development environments (IDEs). To address this need, you will be introduced to ...

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