C#: Getting Started Tutorials

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These tutorials will get you started with C#. We'll learn a bit about what programming is, and how to install the (free!) software you'll need to make your own software. We'll then make our first program, following the tradition of making one that simply prints out "Hello World!", and at the same time, describe the basics of what a C# program looks like.


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1 - Introduction

Welcome to the world of programming and game making! This introductory tutorial will explain the goals of this set of tutorials, and briefly describes what programming is, what C# is, and why we want to learn it.
Go to the Introduction


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2 - Installing Visual C# Express

This first, real tutorial of the series explains how to install the program you will use to create C# code: Microsoft Visual C# Express. (It's free; spend your money on a large soda pop instead!)
2 - Installing Visual C# Express


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3 - Hello World: Your First C# Program

This tutorial covers your first steps into programming: making a simple C# program that simply prints out "Hello World!". (This is the traditional first program whenever you learn a new programming language.) We then take a quick look at some of the things that appear in every C# program, including a really simple program like this.
3 - Hello World: Your First C# Program


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4 - Comments

This tutorial covers how to make comments in a C# application. Comments are a critical part of explaining to other programmers what your code does (and also for reminding yourself of what your code does, when you come back to it later).
4 - Comments