In this first tutorial we will go through with what you’ll need in order to start coding with C#.
C# is an object oriented programming language developed by Microsoft, as part of the .NET platform and it reminds of Java. However, C# is bonded to the Windows- platform, while Java is not.
In order to start developing with C#, you will need Visual Studio. Luckily, there is a free version of the software. It is called ‘Visual Studio Express’.
If you have Windows 8.1, you can download Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop right here: http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-express-windows-desktop
If you have Windows 7 and maybe an earlier copy of Windows (unsure how early it has to be), you can start off by downloading Visual Studio Express 2010 right here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709939.
Visual Studio Express 2013 is also available for Web- developing and Mobile- developing. For starters, the Desktop version is to prefer.
There is also Visual Studio Express 2012. Just check out which will work for your OS. They all have the basic functionallity that we will need during the following tutorials.
After the download, as you start running the setup installer, it will download all the stuff that the installation requires.
When you are done, you can start using the program for free for 30 days. If you want to use it more than that, you will need to register the product. That can be done by starting the software and going at the “Help” menu, then chosing “Register Product”. A Microsoft Live account is required but you can sign up for one. You will have to answer some questions during the registration process and after that you will get a product key that you can use in the same menu for completing your registration.
Have fun and enjoy!