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C# 2010 for Programmers, Fourth Edition by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel

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1. Introduction

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• The history of the Visual C# programming language.

• Some basics of object technology.

• The importance of XML as a data-representation scheme.

• About Microsoft’s .NET initiative, which involves the Internet in developing and using software systems.

• About the .NET Framework and the Common Language Runtime.

• To test-drive a Visual C# 2010 drawing application.

The chief merit of language is clearness.

Galen

Our life is frittered away with detail. . . . Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Outline

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Microsoft’s Windows® Operating System

1.3 C, C++, Objective-C and Java

1.4 C#

1.5 Extensible ...

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