Welcome to Visual C# 2012 which, from this point forward, we’ll refer to simply as C#.1 C# is a powerful computer programming language that’s appropriate for building substantial information systems.
1. The name C#, pronounced “C-sharp,” is based on the musical # notation for “sharp” notes.
You’re already familiar with the powerful tasks computers perform. Using this textbook, you’ll write instructions commanding computers to perform those kinds of tasks and you’ll prepare yourself to address new challenges.
Computers process data under the control of sequences of instructions called computer programs. These programs guide the computer through actions specified by people called computer programmers. The programs that run on ...