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  • Question

  • Trying to learn C#. I downloaded the compiler & typed in the first sample program.

     I get an error on the statement of:

        public static void Main()

    The error reads:

    Error 1 Program 'C:\Users\johni_000\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\app\app\obj\Release\app.exe' does not contain a static 'Main' method suitable for an entry point app

    Any ideas?  I just copied the one in the beginning of the book.

    Friday, February 22, 2019 10:13 PM

All replies

  • Hi johni,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    1.Could you share a simple sample here so that we can check it directly for you.

    2.And since you mentioned this a first sample program, please check the project type and the code structure.

    Try creating a C# Console App(.net framework), and you can find a standard structure of C# code looks like below:

    After that,  F5 to start without debugging or ctrl+F5 to start debuging to see the results of the program.

    This is a simple example for console app. Also you can share info about project type or a screenshot for a simple sample which has this issue here, we will check it directly for you.

    Wish you a happy learning! Look forward to your reply.

    Best Regards


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    Monday, February 25, 2019 7:13 AM