Tuesday, 16 October 2012

What is C# ?

What is C#?

C# is a computer programming language created by Microsoft Corporation for their .NET Framework. C# is in the C language family; but, C# is a direct descendant of the Java language from Sun Microsystems. Also, C# borrows from the Delphi language.

C# is pronounced as see-sharp. C# is a modern, object-oriented language designed to enable developers to quickly create a wide range of applications for the .NET platform. The primary designers of C# were Anders Hejlsberg and Scott Wiltamuth. But, C# was—and is—a team effort.

Microsoft standardizes C#—after the fact—via European Computer Manufactures Association (ECMA). Read the C# Language Specification—the Standard ECMA-334 C# Language Specification.
You will notice that we sometimes use the term "CSharp" instead of "C#". Unfortunately, some software cannot handle the sharp sign (#) in certain contexts. For example, this Wiki software cannot handle the sharp sign in internal links. Therefore, we use "CSharp" when necessary. The two terms are synonymous. And, the proper pronunciation of "C#" is "C-sharp".
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