- C# is pronounced “C-Sharp”.
- It is an object-oriented programming language created by Microsoft that runs on the .NET Framework.
- C# has roots from the C family, and the language is close to other popular languages like C++ and Java.
- The first version was released in year 2002. The latest version, C# 8, was released in September 2019.
What is C#?
Why Use C#?
- It is one of the most popular programming language in the world
- It is easy to learn and simple to use
- It has a huge community support
- C# is an object oriented language which gives a clear structure to programs and allows code to be reused, lowering development costs.
- As C# is close to C, C++ and Java, it makes it easy for programmers to switch to C# or vice versa
- The easiest way to get started with C#, is to use an IDE.
- An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is used to edit and compile code.
- In our tutorial, we will use Visual Studio Community, which is free to download from https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/community/.
- Applications written in C# use the .NET Framework, so it makes sense to use Visual Studio, as the program, the framework, and the language, are all created by Microsoft.
C# is used for:
- Mobile applications
- Desktop applications
- Web applications
- Web services
- Web sites
- Database applications
- And much, much more!
- Introduction C#
- Data Types and Variables
- Logic and Conditionals
- Arrays and Loops
- Classes and Objects
- Interfaces and Inheritance