Introduction to C#

There are a lot of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) languages in the market and C# is one of the purest forms of OOP language. C# is a  Dot Net Framework's programming language. This language was designed for both professionals and newbie programmers to start learning and implementing it.

What is C#?

C# comes under internationally accepted general-purpose, high level, an object-oriented programming language developed by the Microsoft Corporation and approved by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) to be considered as a standard and professionally used programming language. Anders Hejlsberg was involved as the lead developer who developed it when the Dot Net Framework was created.

C# was designed for complex computational logic and was mainly designed for Command Line Interface (CLI) that deals with executable code in a runtime environment. The term C# is pronounced as C-Sharp which runs on Dot Net Framework. The latest version of C# is C# 7.0.

Types of C# Applications

C# helps developers build diverse types of application which is why the popularity of this programming language went high. Different types of applications that can be developed using C# are:

  • Web applications.
  • Window applications.
  • Other Desktop software.
  • Distributed applications.
  • Database programs.
  • Hardware-level programming.
  • Virus and Malware.
  • GUI based applications.

Features of C#

There are various features of C# which makes the programming language different and widely used. These are:

  • Learning C# is very easy.
  • It is a general purpose, easy integrating programming language.
  • It is a highly structured programming language.
  • Object-oriented concepts can be implemented efficiently using this language.
  • It is platform independent, which means the programs written in C# can be executed in a variety of computing environment.
  • Efficient programming can be done using this language.
  • It is a high-level programming language.
  • GUI applications can be developed very easily using this language.

Programming Features of C#

Other reasons why programming in C# language is so strong and popular are:

  • It deals with automatic garbage collections.
  • It has a lot of standard libraries.
  • Some properties and events can make programming smarter.
  • Delegates and concepts of event management can also help in making the language strong.
  • It supports Multi-threading.
  • It has the concepts of Indexers.
  • Generic concepts are easy to use in C#.
  • It provides LINQ and Lambda expressions.

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