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 proper. 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 that ships 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 text editor, I’d bet you are also interested in working with feature-rich integrated development environments (IDEs). To address this need, you will be ...