Programming C# 6, Part 01 of 12: Getting started

Programming C# 6, Part 01 of 12: Getting started

LearnNow Online
Updated Aug 22, 2018

Course description

C# and the .NET Framework provide a complex set of tools and technologies for building software applications on multiple platforms. This course covers the basics of what .NET is—along with a bit of history, and where Visual Studio and C# fit into it. Don will explore a simple .NET application so that you can begin to see the structure of both C# code and .NET projects. Then he'll delve into the C# language and why it is such a compelling tool for application development.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


This is an entry level course. Some amount of programming experience will be helpful and speed up your learning but you can jump right into this course at any level.

Meet the expert

Don Kiely

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.

Video Runtime

76 Minutes

Time to complete

286 Minutes

Course Outline

Getting Started with .NET

Getting Started with .NET (10:29)

  • Introduction (00:34)
  • What Is .NET? (02:05)
  • History of .NET (03:43)
  • Why .NET? (01:29)
  • Advantages of .NET (02:17)
  • Summary (00:20)

.NET Architecture (20:40)

  • Introduction (00:21)
  • .NET Architecture (01:05)
  • Common Language Runtime (CLR) (02:08)
  • Compiling a .NET Application (02:29)
  • Framework Base Class Library (01:21)
  • A Few Common Namespaces (06:40)
  • .NET Languages (02:09)
  • .NET Application: Assemblies (02:05)
  • What Programs Can You Create? (01:48)
  • Summary (00:28)

Building a .NET Application (23:39)

  • Introduction (00:55)
  • Demo: Visual Studio Command Prompt (03:55)
  • Demo: Basic .NET Application (05:49)
  • Demo: .NET Application Concepts (06:08)
  • Demo: Method Contents (03:18)
  • Demo: Using Statements (03:06)
  • Summary (00:26)

Intermediate Language (06:14)

  • Introduction (00:41)
  • Microsoft Intermediate Language (01:03)
  • Demo: Intermediate Language (03:58)
  • Summary (00:31)

C# Language (15:26)

  • Introduction (00:51)
  • What Is C#? (02:51)
  • History of C# (02:19)
  • Demo: Wikipedia (04:12)
  • Why Should You Use C#? (01:23)
  • Standard C# (03:08)
  • Summary (00:41)