MonoDevelop (AKA: Xamarin Studio) is a free, open-source and cross-platform C# & other .NET languages IDE for rapid development of desktop & web applications on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X, and easily porting .NET applications onto Linux or Mac OS X platform from Windows. Continue reading MonoDevelop – Free, open-source and cross-platform IDE for C#, F# and more
For learning or formal development of C#, there are only two best IDE for choice at present: either the 10+ GB size of Visual Studio or SharpDevelop with only 10+ MB file size. The latter is an open-source IDE with layout similar to IDEA for Java and high flexibility & extensibility, which lets a user find everything new and fresh. It never wants to be an IDE that tries to support everything as Eclipse. Instead, it just gives you an interface, and you can do all the rest by yourself.
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WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) provides a complete development framework for building apps with high-quality user interface on Windows. This also gives an unprecedented opportunity to you to make full use of the processing ability of Windows computer.
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Beginning C# 6 Programming with Visual Studio 2015 is a latest step-by-step beginner’s guide for learning the C# and .NET Framework programming techniques using Visual Studio 2015 from scratch. It can lay a solid foundation for you to write excellent Windows programs.
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As a ground-breaking and innovative technology on the Microsoft .NET software development platform, LINQ (Language-Integrated Query) set up an efficient bridge between object-oriented programming languages and various data sources, which greatly reduces the complexity of software development.
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As a tailor-made new programming language for Microsoft .NET Framework, C# (C Sharp) has both the powerful functions of C/C++ and user-friendly characteristics of Visual Basic. And now, it has evolved to 6.0, with various features emerging in endlessly. While it’s rare to find C# teaching materials that can stand up to scrutiny on the market, and this might be because the reference on MSDN has been pretty comprehensive.
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Although Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language Runtime has only 432 pages (published in 2002), it contains a lot of practical details and expert-level advice only Don Box can provide. This provides the very important reference and guidance for developers who need to make full use of the Microsoft .NET‘s powerful features.
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