C# is a simple, modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft within its .NET initiative led by Anders Hejlsberg. This tutorial will teach you basic C# programming and will also take you through various advanced concepts related to C# programming language.
What is C#? #
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. By the time the .NET project was publicly announced at the July 2000 Professional Developers Conference, the language had been renamed C#, and the class libraries and ASP.NET runtime had been ported to C#. The C# programming language was designed by Anders Hejlsberg from Microsoft in 2000 and was later approved as an international standard by Ecma (ECMA-334) in 2002 and ISO/IEC (ISO/IEC 23270) in 2003.
The first version was released in year 2001. The latest version, C# 11, was released in November 2022.
C# is used for:
- Mobile applications
- Desktop applications
- Web applications
- Web services
- Web sites
- Database applications
- And much, much more!
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
This tutorial has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand basic C# programming.
C# programming is very much based on C and C++ programming languages, so if you have a basic understanding of C or C++ programming, then it will be fun to learn C#.