In these tutorials, we go through basic C# fundamentals to reach the advanced levels of C#.
The strong programming features of C# are:
- Boolean Conditions
- Automatic Garbage Collection
- Standard Library
- Assembly Versioning
- Properties and Events
- Delegates and Events Management
- Easy-to-use Generics
- Conditional Compilation
- Simple Multithreading
- LINQ and Lambda Expressions
- Integration with Windows
The .Net framework is a revolutionary platform that helps you to write the following types of applications:
- Windows applications
- Web applications
- Web services
Microsoft provides the following development tools for C# programming:
- Visual Studio 2010 (VS)
- Visual C# 2010 Express (VCE)
- Visual Web Developer
The last two are freely available from Microsoft official website. Using these tools, you can write all kinds of C# programs from simple command-line applications to more complex applications. You can also write C# source code files using a basic text editor, like Notepad, and compile the code into assemblies using the command-line compiler, which is again a part of the .NET Framework.
Visual C# Express and Visual Web Developer Express edition are trimmed down versions of Visual Studio and has the same look and feel. They retain most features of Visual Studio. In this tutorial, we have used Visual C# 2010 Ultimate.
You can download it from Microsoft Visual Studio. It gets automatically installed in your machine. Please note that you need an active internet connection for installing the express edition. The link for downloading is given at the end.