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  • Hello,

    want to ask what is the difference of c# and visual studio :S

    because i trying to find how to create small games with c#, and the title said c#, but on video he was using Visual Studio.
    Is it same as c# or what? because all he was doing i think i could done it in c#  :S

    forgive me but i am a newbie :)

    thanks in advance,
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:05 PM


  • C# is a programming language, and Visual Studio is a tool used to develop using the C# language.  (Visual Studio supports other programming languages, such as Visual Basic.NET, as well.)

    You can develop using C# with other tools, including just using the command line compiler.  Visual Studio, however, gives you a lot of extra benefits, such as project organization, debugging, designers for GUIs, etc.

    If you're just trying to learn, you'll most likely want to get a copy of Visual Studio, such as Visual C# Express Edition.  You can then go through your tutorials inside Visual Studio, and learn C#.

    Reed Copsey, Jr. -
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:21 PM