C# and Its Important Features

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As a web developer you will find that your development needs, will be based on the fact that people want, what you have.

People also have to be able, to fine real value, in what you can create you’re your programming skills. When you decide to embark on a programming career, and you think that you will find all the answers to your programming problems, just by researching and reading valuable information, you will hit a big wall every time.

You won’t get access, because you don’t have the skills necessary, to make your dream become a reality.

You really should pay attention to your purpose, and the reason why you are embarking on a programming career.

If you are not willing to go through the worse of what the world of programming has in store for you; then I am afraid you won’t last very long.

In today’s article post, we will talk about C# or C sharp,

The important features that make C#, an excellent programming language to develop applications and software for the Windows operating system (OS) platform. Will be discussed in this article.

Remember though, to always seek information and try to make sense of the information you find, about any programming language, which you are researching.

You need to have a better experience, with that particular programming language you want to learn, so do your research. In this case, we are talking about the wonderful features of C#, which are so important to website developers.

Before we get into all the details though, let’s talk a bit more about C#, which is a programming language derived from C++ and Java. C# has many modern syntax and object-oriented style, which can help you, in your own programming ambitions.

C# has many modern syntax and object-oriented style

We should also mention that C# is very simple, while at the same time, it provides the raw power of object-oriented programming language and the high productivity of Visual Basics.

C#, as you may have heard already, is part of the Microsoft Visual Studio 7.0 and the .NET platform, which are geared toward providing the best environment, for window operating system (OS) platform software developers. C# can be used to develop Windows applications and web applications, and it is a lot more sophisticated than C++. Meaning that problems with memory management, which you would usually encounter with C++, have been resolved with C#.

Memory management is done automatically for you

In C# you won’t have to worry about unsafe operations, such as direct memory manipulation because these operations are not allowed in C#. Memory management is done automatically for you, as well as garbage collection because C# forms part of the .NET platform.

But check this out, before we continue, if there are any terms that are throwing you off, or you don’t understand, when you read this article, I suggest you stop and figure out what these terms are, then you can come finish reading. We just want you to have a better understanding, when you read this article, and become a smatter person, after reading this article.

Our goal is not to confuse you, but to help you understand what you couldn’t understand before.

Anyhow, back to the fact of the matter, in C# you won’t have to run into the (=, which is used for value assignment) operator and (= =, which is used for value comparison) operator problems, because this programming language, doesn’t accept any zero or one Boolean values, C# only accept true or false as Boolean values. C# is a modern language that you should master, because it is based on modern programming language techniques, and current trends that makes it very powerful.

You can easily develop very complex applications with C#, because this programming language contains built in support, to turn any software into a web application and service. Inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, data encapsulation and so much more, is all supported by C#, which has also introduced structures to enable primitive types, such as int, float and double, to become objects.

The compiler in C# initializes primitive types to zeros for you, and reference types such as classes and objects are initialized to null as well.

You should know what classes and objects are, but if you don’t, we understand it is sometimes difficult to wrap your head around these concepts. In object-oriented programing, you can think of objects as things in the real world as well as a model of concepts and processes that can be used in your application, to do something meaningful and valuable for your users.

Certain types of data become useful with objects, because objects contain properties and methods that are capable of understanding, a certain type of data and do something useful with that data.

For you to be able to build your object though, you’ll need a set of instructions, a blueprint or template and this is where classes are useful, because classes are used to build objects.

Object-oriented concepts

Alright, we can’t spend too much time on these object-oriented concepts, but if you still don’t understand don’t hesitate to browse through the website to find the information you need. But if you can’t find it, however, just email us and we’ll get back to you.

Okay back to the fact of the matter, C# also has interoperability abilities, which means that you would be able to take advantage of existing, unmanaged and managed code.

Unmanaged code is code that runs outside of the common language runtime (CRL); managed code, is code that is run under the control of the CLR.

Interoperability, gives your C# compiled program, the ability to be used by other .NET languages. Meaning that you won’t have to worry about your class declarations.

C# will also allow you to update your applications easily and without any error, because updating or upgrading any software, can and will lead to many complications.

Your programming journey

However, when you use C#, to develop your applications, you will not have to worry about these errors, which are for certain to give you a headache; and become a roadblock in your programming journey. C# will allow you to build complex software for the Microsoft .NET platform easily, and without struggle, once you learn to master the program, of course.

Before you master C# though, you will go through a series of events, which will change the way you fundamentally think. So be prepared for that, because the change will not be smooth, and you will suffer through it. Anyhow, the code you would usually start with in C#, or any programming language is the famous hello world code, which looks like this in C#.

// Hello1.cs
public class Hello1
public static void Main()
System.Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");

In the code you can automatically notice, the use of a class called Hello1. Also the use of a method that prints the phrase “Hello World”.

Before you can even get into the code though. You’d have to be able to execute this code on your computer. To do that you’d have to make sure that your computer has an environment set up; which can be used to execute C# code. In order for you to be able to create an environment. Which can be used to execute C# source files, you’ll have to install the .NET framework, which can be found on the Microsoft website; free of charge.

The .NET framework

Once you have installed the .NET framework, then you need to install the .NET Software Development Kit (SDK), which can also be found on the Microsoft website.

The SDK will come with a C# compiler, which will exist on your computer as a file named csc.exe. You should be able to find it under this directory depending on which version you chose to install:

  • C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 or
  • C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727. If you want to invoke the C# compiler from the command line you would use these:
  • C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\csc filename.cs or
  • C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\csc filename.cs where filename.cs is the C# source code file to be compiled.

You must set your own environment paths, before you can invoke the csc.exe file, from any subdirectory on your computer. If you are using a standard Command Prompt window.

If you, however, have the most up to date version of Windows. Then you don’t have to worry about setting your paths, and necessary environmental variables. Because they are already set for you.

The .NET framework and Microsoft’s answer to Java

C# would be a beneficial language to add to your skill set. It is not only the mother language of the .NET framework and Microsoft’s answer to Java; but it is also becoming an industry standard that many developers and programmers, are using to develop their applications. C# takes advantage of the best aspects of C, C++, and Java. While at the same time eliminating the drawbacks and limitations of these languages.

C# can really help you become a master developer when you learn how to use it correctly. But you have to take your time when you learn this or any programming language. Do your research before you get into the programming part, of your application development cycle. You want to have a good experience. Not have to deal with many of the bugs that can render you wasted.

C# is a modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language

It was developed by Microsoft and approved by the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) and the International Standards Organization (ISO). C# was developed by Anders Hejlsberg and his team during the development of .Net Framework.

C# is designed for Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), which consists of the executable code and runtime environment. This allows the use of various high-level languages on different computer platforms and architectures.

Reasons that make C# a widely used professional language

  • It is a modern, general-purpose programming language
  • Object-oriented
  • Component-oriented
  • Easy to learn
  • A structured language
  • It produces efficient programs
  • It can be compiled on a variety of computer platforms and it is a part of the .Net Framework.

C# constructs, closely follow traditional high-level languages, such as C and C++ and it is an object-oriented programming language. It has strong resemblance with Java. It has numerous strong programming features that make it endearing, to a number of programmers worldwide.

Important features of C#

  • Boolean Conditions,
  • Automatic Garbage Collection
  • Standard Library
  • Assembly Versioning
  • Properties and Events
  • Delegates and Events Management
  • Easy-to-use Generics and Indexers.

The .Net framework is a revolutionary platform that helps you to write the following types of applications. Windows applications, Web applications, and Web services.

The .Net framework applications are multi-platform applications. The framework has been designed in such a way that. It can be used from any of the following languages: C#, C++, Visual Basic, JScript, COBOL, etc.

All these languages can access the framework as well as communicate with each other. The .Net framework consists of an enormous library of codes used by client languages such as C#.

Following are some of the components of the .Net framework

  • Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • The .Net Framework Class Library
  • Common Language Specification
  • Common Type System
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Metadata and Assemblies
  • Windows Forms
  • ASP.Net
  • AJAX
  • ADO.Net
  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • LINQ

In Object-Oriented Programming methodology, a program consists of various objects, which interact with each other by means of actions.

The actions which, an object may take are called methods.

Objects of the same kind are said to have the same type, or are said to be in the same class.

Nowadays computers have become irreplaceable. We use them to solve complex problems at the workplace, look for driving directions, have fun and communicate. They have countless applications in the business world, the entertainment industry, telecommunications and finance. It’s not an overstatement to say that computers build the neural system of our contemporary society and it is difficult to imagine its existence without them.

It is the software that makes computers valuable to the end-user

Despite the fact that computers are so wide-spread, few people know how they really work. In reality, it is not the computers, but the programs (the software), which run on them, that matter. It is the software that makes computers valuable to the end-user, allowing for many different types of services, which change our lives.

In order to understand what it means to program, we can roughly compare a computer and its operating system to a large factory with all its workshops, warehouses and transportation. This rough comparison makes it easier to imagine the level of complexity present in a contemporary computer.

Many processes running on a computer

There are many processes running on a computer, and they represent the workshops and production lines in a factory.

The hard drive, along with the 70 Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C# files on it, and the operating memory (RAM) represent the warehouses, and the different protocols, are the transportation systems, which provide the input and output of information. The different types of products made in a factory come from different workshops. They use raw materials from the warehouses and store the completed goods back in them.

The raw materials are transported to the warehouses by the suppliers, and the completed product is transported from the warehouses to the outlets. To accomplish this, different types of transportation are used. Raw materials enter the factory, go through different stages of processing, and leave the factory transformed into products. Each factory converts the raw materials into a product ready for consumption.

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