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Programming C# 6, Part 01 of 12: Getting started

with expert Don Kiely

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Release date 12/14/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 16m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
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Hands-on labs Included
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Course description

C# and the .NET Framework provide a complex set of tools and technologies for building software applications on multiple platforms. This course covers the basics of what .NET is—along with a bit of history, and where Visual Studio and C# fit into it. Don will explore a simple .NET application so that you can begin to see the structure of both C# code and .NET projects. Then he'll delve into the C# language and why it is such a compelling tool for application development.


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 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

Getting Started with .NET

Getting Started with .NET (10:29)
  • Introduction (00:34)
  • What Is .NET? (02:05)
  • History of .NET (03:43)
  • Why .NET? (01:29)
  • Advantages of .NET (02:17)
  • Summary (00:20)
.NET Architecture (20:40)
  • Introduction (00:21)
  • .NET Architecture (01:05)
  • Common Language Runtime (CLR) (02:08)
  • Compiling a .NET Application (02:29)
  • Framework Base Class Library (01:21)
  • A Few Common Namespaces (06:40)
  • .NET Languages (02:09)
  • .NET Application: Assemblies (02:05)
  • What Programs Can You Create? (01:48)
  • Summary (00:28)
Building a .NET Application (23:39)
  • Introduction (00:55)
  • Demo: Visual Studio Command Prompt (03:55)
  • Demo: Basic .NET Application (05:49)
  • Demo: .NET Application Concepts (06:08)
  • Demo: Method Contents (03:18)
  • Demo: Using Statements (03:06)
  • Summary (00:26)
Intermediate Language (06:14)
  • Introduction (00:41)
  • Microsoft Intermediate Language (01:03)
  • Demo: Intermediate Language (03:58)
  • Summary (00:31)
C# Language (15:26)
  • Introduction (00:51)
  • What Is C#? (02:51)
  • History of C# (02:19)
  • Demo: Wikipedia (04:12)
  • Why Should You Use C#? (01:23)
  • Standard C# (03:08)
  • Summary (00:41)