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Programming C# 6, Part 03: Projects and Syntax

with expert Don Kiely

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Release date Release date 12/14/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 37m
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Course description

The purpose of any general-purpose programming language is to provide a syntax that supports various features to manipulate data and interact with its environment. C# has rich support for this kind of syntax, and you'll begin to explore it in this course. You'll learn about the structure of C# code, then will start to learn about C# statements and expressions that let you perform complex operations with your code.


This is an entry level course. Some amount of programming experience will be helpful and speed up your learning but you can jump right into this course at any level.

Learning Paths

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
.NET Framework C# Development

Meet the expert

Don Kiely Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.

Course outline

Projects and Syntax

Anatomy of a C# Program (25:35)
  • Introduction (01:06)
  • C# Program Structure (00:46)
  • Demo: Hello, World! (01:04)
  • Namespaces (02:10)
  • Root Namespaces (01:45)
  • Nested Namespaces (02:15)
  • Demo: Namespaces (06:19)
  • Demo: Namespace Rules (01:50)
  • Classes (02:01)
  • Demo: Classes (03:26)
  • Program Entry Point (02:07)
  • Summary (00:41)
Project Folders and Files (10:33)
  • Introduction (00:39)
  • Demo: Project Structure (05:16)
  • Demo: Project Files (03:55)
  • Summary (00:42)
Statements and Expressions (14:46)
  • Introduction (00:42)
  • Statements (02:24)
  • Demo: Statements (01:48)
  • Expressions (00:48)
  • Demo: Expressions (05:10)
  • Demo: Assignments (03:22)
  • Summary (00:31)
Language Syntax (23:45)
  • Introduction (00:29)
  • Comments (01:17)
  • Demo: Block Comments (04:54)
  • Demo: Adding Comments (01:58)
  • Whitespace (03:31)
  • Demo: Using Whitespace (05:30)
  • Demo: Whitespace Cont. (05:18)
  • Summary (00:46)
Preprocessing Directives (22:34)
  • Introduction (00:38)
  • Compilation Symbols (00:53)
  • Demo: Compilation Symbols (05:43)
  • Demo: Conditional Methods (04:23)
  • Errors and Warnings (00:31)
  • Demo: Errors and Warnings (02:31)
  • Regions (00:53)
  • Demo: Regions (06:16)
  • Summary (00:43)