C Sharp (programming language)

multi-paradigm (object-oriented) programming language
The title of this article is wrong due to some technical limitations. The right title is C# (programming language).

C# (pronounced "see sharp") is a computer programming language. It is developed by Microsoft. It was created to use all capacities of the .NET platform. The first version was released in 2001. The most recent version is C# 11, which was released in November 2022, alongside .NET 7. C# is a modern language. C#'s development team is led by Anders Hejlsberg, the creator of Delphi.

C#
Designed byMicrosoft
DeveloperMicrosoft
First appeared2000; 24 years ago (2000)
Stable release12.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 November 2023; 6 months ago (14 November 2023)
Filename extensions.cs
Websitedocs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/,%20https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/dotnet/csharp/,%20https://docs.microsoft.com/ja-jp/dotnet/csharp/,%20https://docs.microsoft.com/fr-fr/dotnet/csharp/,%20https://docs.microsoft.com/it-it/dotnet/csharp/

Execution Platform change

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

Syntax change

C# code is similar to C++ and Java code. The CLR (Common Language Runtime) is needed in order to run a C# program.[2]

"Hello, World!" example change

/* 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 prevent the program from closing immediately.
      
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit.");
      Console.ReadKey();
    }
  } 
}

Basic input example change

/* 
 * 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 change

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

Windows:

Mac OS X:

Unix/Linux:

Sources change

  1. "Announcing C# 12". Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  2. Collected Computer Programming Problems in Visual C#.Net, Hary Gunarto. Tech Publication, Singapore. 2007. ISBN 978-9812141743.

Related pages change

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