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Getting Started with Visual C# 

The following topics help you start developing applications using Microsoft Visual C# 2005. These topics will also introduce you to the many new features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 as well as version 2.0 of the C# language.

In This Section

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.

What's New in Visual C# 2005

What's new in Microsoft Visual C# 2005.

What's New in the C# 2.0 Language and Compiler

What's new in version 2.0 of C#.

Upgrading Visual C# Applications to Visual Studio 2005

Updating your existing projects to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

Creating Your First C# Application

Write, compile and run a simple C# application.

Using C# Starter Kits

Using the C# Starter Kits.

Additional Help Resources (Visual C#)

Links to other help resources.

How Do I in C#

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

Related Sections

Using the Visual C# IDE

A guide to using the Visual C# development environment.

Migrating to Visual C#

Converting Java and Visual J++ applications to Visual C#.

Writing Applications with Visual C#

Provides overviews of common programming tasks using C# and the .NET Framework, and links to more detailed documentation.

C# Programming Guide

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

C# Reference

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

Visual C# Samples

Sample source code demonstrating how to program using Visual C#.

C# Terminology

A glossary of C# terms.

See Also

Other Resources

Visual C#
Visual Studio

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