Simple portable systems language 

Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft 1999
Systems language derived from and influenced by most of the C++ generation children of C (C++, Java, Objective C)

Compiles to CLR

Related languages
C++ => C#   Influence
IL => C#   Intermediate language for
J++ => C#   Influence
C# => Sharpie   Extension of

  • Drayton, P., B. Albahari, et al. (2002). C# in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference. Sebastopol, CA, O'Reilly. view details
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings C154 view details
  • Microsoft Corporation. (2002). Microsoft visual C#.NET : language reference. Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Press. view details
  • Petzold, C. (2002). Programming Microsoft Windows with C#. Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Press. view details
  • Hejlsberg, Anders; Wiltamuth, Scott; Golde, Peter "The C# Programming Language" Addison-Wesley, 2003 view details Abstract: C# is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language that combines the high productivity of rapid application development languages with the raw power of C and C++. Written by the language's architect and design team members, The C# Programming Language is the definitive technical reference for C#. Moving beyond the online documentation, the book provides the complete specification of the language along with descriptions, reference materials, and code samples from the C# design team.

    The first part of the book opens with an introduction to the language to bring readers quickly up to speed on the concepts of C#. Next follows a detailed and complete technical specification of the C# 1.0 language, as delivered in Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003. Topics covered include Lexical Structure, Types, Variables, Conversions, Expressions, Statements, Namespaces, Exceptions, Attributes, and Unsafe Code.

    The second part of the book provides an introduction to and technical specification of the four major new features of C# 2.0: Generics, Anonymous Methods, Iterators, and Partial Types.

    Reference tabs and an exhaustive print index allow readers to easily navigate the text and quickly find the topics that interest them most. An enhanced online index allows readers to quickly and easily search the entire text for specific topics.

    With the recent acceptance of C# as a standard by both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and ECMA, understanding the C# specification has become critical. The C# Programming Language is the definitive reference for programmers who want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of C#.