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Microsoft®C# Programming for the absolute beginner by Andy Harris

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Saying “Hello, World!”

The programming world has a surprising number of well-established traditions. One of them is the Hello World program, which is the first program you write in any new environment. It simply pops up on the screen and says, Hello, World!. This is a fun tradition but also has a practical side. It is usually the simplest kind of activity you can make a computer do in a given language. By starting with such a simple program, you can focus your efforts on becoming comfortable with the programming environment. With a debugging and programming package as complex as Visual Studio, starting with a simple program so that you can get your feet wet in the environment makes a lot of sense.

The Hello World program featured in Figure 1.7 ...

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