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Special Edition Using C# by NIIT

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Introduction

In this Introduction

This Book Is for You

How This Book Is Organized

The Common Thread

Conventions Used in This Book

C# is a new object-oriented programming language from Microsoft. Designed specifically for Microsoft’s new platform, .NET, C# combines the power of C++ with the ease of use of Visual Basic.

The primary objective of the .NET platform is to provide “software as a service.” With a built-in class library and an advanced runtime environment, the .NET platform acts as a common development platform in which programmers can write software components in several of the major programming languages in use today. And because C# has been built especially for the .NET environment, it has already emerged as a popular programming choice ...

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