Chapter 1. Introduction to Microsoft Visual C# Programming

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, known during development as Orcas, is the successor to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. The launch of the latest version of Visual Studio coincides with the release of Visual C# 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, and ASP.NET 3.5. Microsoft continues to shift Visual Studio from simply a comprehensive developer tool to a solution for the software lifecycle. This includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), components (testing tools, code analysis, and more), and tools for software design, development, testing, quality assurance, and debugging.

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