Chapter 1. Getting to Know C#

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Install all of the tools required to use C# to develop applications.

  • Start Visual Studio 2010 Express so that you can use it to create applications.

  • Create and explore a standard desktop application without using any code.

  • Create and explore a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application without using any code.

C# IS AN INCREDIBLE LANGUAGE. You can use it to create just about any kind of application—desktop, web, or mobile—using less code than you’re likely to need with just about any other language. However, as shown in this chapter, you may not even need to write much code; the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides a graphical interface ...

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