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Getting Started with Visual C#

The following topics help you start developing applications by using Visual C# 2008. These topics will also introduce you to the many new features in Visual Studio 2008 as well as version 3.0 of the C# language.

What's New in Visual C#

What's new in Visual C# 2008.

Visual C# 2008 Breaking Changes

Lists all breaking changes in the C# compiler since Visual Studio 2005 RTM.

Visual C# Documentation Roadmap

Provides a high-level orientation of the contents of the Visual C# documentation.

Introduction to the C# Language and the .NET Framework

Provides an overview of the C# language and the .NET platform.

Creating Your First C# Application

Explains how to write, compile and run a simple C# application.

Additional Help Resources (Visual C#)

Provides links to other help resources.

How Do I in C#

Includes links to topics that show how to perform a wide variety of specific tasks.

Visual C# Guided Tour

Includes a high-level review of the C# language and introduction to the C# IDE and compiler.

Using the Visual C# IDE

Provides a guide to using the Visual C# integrated development environment.

Migrating to Visual C#

Explains how to convert Java and Visual J++ applications to Visual C#.

Writing Applications with Visual C#

Provides brief overviews that demonstrate the breadth of domains in which you can use C#.

C# Programming Guide

Provides information about C# programming concepts, and describes how to perform various tasks in C#.

C# Reference

Provides detailed reference information about C# keywords, operators, preprocessor directives, compiler switches, and compiler errors and warnings.

Visual C# Samples

Includes sample source code demonstrating how to program by using Visual C#.

C# Terminology

Provides a glossary of C# terms.

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