C# Programming in easy steps


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Learn C# language basics, including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes, and how to install the Visual Studio Community Edition. Then move on to Object Oriented Programming – all in easy steps!

Pages:Β 192
Publication:Β December 12th, 2016

ebook (PDF) version also available

2nd edition now available

C# Programming in easy steps will teach you to code applications, and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language you will need to produce professional programming results. Its examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes.

C# Programming in easy steps begins by explaining how to install the free Visual Studio Community Edition, to create an environment in which you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book’s examples. It demonstrates all the C# language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create graphic programs for traditional PC Desktop apps, and also as Universal apps for multiple devices.

C# Programming in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to:

  • anyone who wants to begin programming in C#
  • the programmer who quickly wants to add C# to their skills set
  • the hobbyist who wants to begin creating apps for their own computer
  • the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of C# programming



  1. Getting started
  2. Storing values
  3. Performing operations
  4. Making statements
  5. Devising methods
  6. Handling strings
  7. Accessing files
  8. Solving problems
  9. Creating objects
  10. Controlling events
  11. Building applications
  12. Targeting devices



pg44 pg24








About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

ISBN: 978-1-84078-719-1



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Revisions for 2016 original print, and 2017 reprint:

  • Inside front cover – changes under the Switch section
  • Pages 50 and 51 – changes in the syntax on page 50, and the code in Step 5 on page 51. β€œDon’t Forget” tip removed on Page 51
  • Page 81 – change to Step 2
  • Page 115 – closing brackets in Step 7 and Step 10 should be β€œ)” and not β€œ}”
  • Page 117 – closing brackets in Step 7 and Step 10 should be β€œ)” and not β€œ}”

Updates for Visual Studio 2017

The 2016 original print and 2017 reprint of this title covers Visual Studio 2015. However, since the book was published Visual Studio 2017 is now available, so we have updated the following pages and code examples (above) accordingly. Visual Studio 2017 targets a newer version of the .NET framework to that in Visual Studio 2015, which means readers will need to adjust the target for the appropriate .NET version to run the code.

Updated pages for Visual Studio 2017:

Please note that the ebook (PDF) version for sale in our online shop has now been updated for Visual Studio 2017.

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