The C# Programming Language

Published on 21 March 2018 (Updated: 15 May 2023)

Welcome to the C# page! Here, you'll find a description of the language as well as a list of sample programs in that language.

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As always, I took to Wikipedia to learn more about C#.

Just like our other programming languages so far, C# is a general-purpose language. However, unlike our other languages, C# was designed for the Microsoft platform as a part of the .NET initiative in 2000. We'll see something along the same lines when we get to languages like Objective-C and Swift.

Some notable features of C# include the virtual and var keywords as well as properties and namespaces. Because of these features, C# can seem like a nice cross between Java and C++. In fact, C# is often considered a clone of Java.

Personally, I like C# much more than Java. I won't go into too much of a tangent, but C# has this beautiful feature that allows us to declare getters and setters in a single line. Just take a look:

public string Name { get; set; }

Now, we have a string which we can get and set directly and safely without having to implement our own methods. I love this syntax.

Also, I love the fact that C# can be used to develop games in Unity. Beyond Android apps, I haven't seen many fun commercial uses for Java.