This chapter has focused on the preliminary information necessary to use the Visual Studio .NET environment to build a simple console and Windows application. The chapter also provided a quick overview of the C# language, pointing out those features that will be used in the remainder of this book. Remember, if you are looking for a more detailed treatment of C# language features, you'll want to investigate our C# Essentials book, published by Prentice Hall (ISBN 0-13-093285-X), 2002.
The next two chapters will concentrate on describing C# forms, controls, and properties. Once you have mastered these components, you'll be ready to start developing robust C# Windows programs.