Chapter 1. Jumping In with Both Feet: A Visual C# 2008 Programming Tour

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Building a simple (yet functional) Visual C# application

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Letting a user browse a hard drive

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Displaying a picture from a file on disk

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Getting familiar with some programming lingo

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Learning about the Visual Studio .NET IDE

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Learning a new programming language can be intimidating. If you’ve never programmed before, the act of typing seemingly cryptic text to produce sleek and powerful applications probably seems like a black art, and you might wonder how you’ll ever learn everything you need to know. ...

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