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Unless you plan to edit C# files in a text editor and then use the command-line interface to compile them, you will probably end up using Visual Studio to write and build C# programs. Because of that, this book does cover Visual Studio to some extent.
The book’s goal, however, is to cover the C# language. This chapter explains the most common kinds of applications that you can build in C#. It shows how you can build programs that provide buttons or other methods for executing your C# code.
Visual Studio enables you to build many different kinds of applications. This chapter explains how to start with four of those types: console, Windows Forms, WPF, and Windows Store applications.
A Visual Studio solution contains the files that you need to create some sort of result. Typically, the result is a single executable application; although, it could be a suite of related applications together with documentation and other related items.
The solution is defined by two files with .sln and .suo extensions. The .sln file stores information ...