C Sharp

C#is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. It was developed by Microsoft within its .NET initiative and later approved as a standard by Ecma (ECMA-334) and ISO (ISO/IEC 23270:2006). C# is one of the programming languages designed for the Common Language Infrastructure.

C# can be written with any text editor, like Windows Notepad, and then compiled with the C# Command line compiler, csc.exe, which comes with the .NET framework. However, most people prefer to use an IDE (Integrated Development Environment), and Microsoft offers several options for this. Their flagship is Visual Studio, which can be used to work on every possible aspect of the .NET framework. This product is very advanced, and comes in several editions. Visual Studio is not exactly cheap, and might even be too advanced for hobby programmers.