A Brief Introduction to C-Sharp (C#)

Updated on July 9, 2018

Definition by Microsoft

Microsoft has two definitions of C#:

  • C# (pronounced as C-sharp) is a modern, multi-paradigm programming language that enables the developers or programmers to build variety of secure and robust applications that runs on the .NET framework.
  • C# is a type-safe, object-oriented programming language that is developed by Microsoft that runs on .NET framework which allows a programmer to build reusable components. The development of C# is led by Anders Hejlsberg and team. The latest version of C# is C# 7.0, which was released in 2017 along with Visual Studio 2017.

As an object oriented language, C# supports the concepts of encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. C# supports generic methods and types, which provide increased type safety and performance, and iterators, which enable implementers of collection classes to define custom iteration.

C# is used to develop various robust and secure applications such as:

  • Web applications
  • Windows applications
  • Distributive applications
  • Database applications
  • The list goes on ...

C# language is basically designed for CLI (Common Language Infrastructure). CLI consists of the executable code and runtime environment that allows the use of various high-level languages. C# is very simple and easy to learn, having highly expressive syntax. The OOPS concepts of C# are particularly similar to the Java language. Developers who know C++ or Java languages are typically able to begin to work productively in C# within a very short time.

C# follows the high-level languages like Java and C++. Being an object-oriented language, it has intense similarity with Java. C# has numerous programming features that makes it one of the best programming languages in the world.

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        6 months ago from US

        Learn C# Tutorial for beginners and professionals covering all topics such as OOPs, Strings, Exception, Multithreading, Delegates, Events, IO Streams, Reflection etc.


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        10 months ago

        C# (articulated as C-sharp) is a cutting edge, multi-worldview programming language that empowers the engineers or software engineers to fabricate assortment of secure and vigorous applications that keeps running on the .NET structure.


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        17 months ago

        Not only c# but every .net language is designed for CLI. This is common infrastructure that each .Net language will follow for interoperatability.

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        Ankita Agarwal 

        18 months ago from Noida

        thanks for the info

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        Adil Khan 

        18 months ago from Noida

        magnificent :-)


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