Visual C# .NET is a language and a tool implemented in Visual Studio—Microsoft's Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Visual C# can be used to develop .NET applications for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and for a range of devices.
Visual C# for Certification, Development, and Training
This IDE is great for professional software developers as it includes all of the equipment needed to develop great applications. However, if you are a hobbyist, or you just want to learn how to program in a .NET language, then you may not want to pay out for one of Microsoft’s professional packages. So, check out the Express Edition below.
Visual C# Express Edition 2008
On 19th November 2007, Microsoft launched four new Express editions based on Visual Studio 2008, of which C# Express was one of them.
When you get to the page, you are given two options:
The links below for 2005 Edition are still appropriate for 2008 edition as not much has changed in the IDE itself. However it is worth mentioning the different types of projects that can be built.
Visual C# Express Edition 2005
Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is an easy-to-use, lightweight, integrated development environment (IDE) designed for beginning developers, students, and hobbyists interested in building console-based applications, class libraries, and Windows Forms applications.
Let's take a quick spin around the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition.
- How to use the Start Page
- Solutions and Projects
- How to work with the IDE
- Working with the Code Editor
- Code Folding
- Collapsing and Expanding Windows
- Using the Solution Explorer
- Managing Solution and Projects
- Using the Class View
- Using the Properties Window
- Setting Environment Options
- Accessing Help
- Visual C# Keyboard Shortcut Reference
- Visual C# Links and Resources
- Visual Studio - learn more about Microsoft's integrated development environment (IDE).