C Sharp (programming language) facts for kids

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C#
Designed by Microsoft
Developer Microsoft
First appeared 2000; 19 years ago (2000)
Stable release 6.0 / July 20, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-07-20)
Filename extensions .cs
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C# (pronounced "see sharp") is a computer programming language. It is developed by Microsoft. It was created to use all capacities of .NET platform. The first version was released in 2001. The most recent version is C# 6.0, which was released in July 2015. C# is a modern language. C#'s development team is led by Anders Hejlsberg, the creator of Delphi.

Execution Platform

Today, C# can be run on most platforms (Windows, Linux, etc.) without changing the source code. C# can be run on the Xbox 360 platform with a special framework.

Syntax

C# code rather like C++ and Java code. The CLR (Common Language Runtime) is needed in order to run a C# program.

"Hello, World!" example

/* This is a simple program in C#. 
 * It simply shows "Hello, World!" on the screen.
 */
using System;
namespace HelloWorld
{
  class Hello
  {
    static void Main()
    {
      Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");
      
      // The piece of code below is optional, but is needed to make the program work properly.
      
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit.");
      Console.ReadKey();
    }
  } 
}

Basic input example

/* 
 * This program asks for input from the user, i.e. a name. It then prints "Hello [name]", replacing [name] with whatever the person typed in.
 */
using System;
namespace HelloWorld
{
  class Hello
  {
    static void Main()
    {
      Console.WriteLine("Hello, please type in your name:");
      string name = Console.ReadLine();
      Console.WriteLine("Hello {0}",name);
      Console.ReadKey();
    }
  } 
}

Integrated Development Environments

C# can be edited in a number of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments), some of which are listed below:

Windows:

Mac OS X:

  • MonoDevelop(With limitations)

Unix/Linux:

  • MonoDevelop

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