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Hi, I am a student and we are learning about programming.
I am at a stand still. I was just wondering if someone
might be able to give me a few examples of who uses C#
and what it is best used for.
Nov 15 '05 #1
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well,

everyone could use C#.
be a windows forms application,
windows service - NT service
be a web application - .asp or asp.net
be a control - web control or windows control - activeX
control
be a web service
there are many more applications of C#
Nov 15 '05 #2

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C# is excellent for fast and safe development for windows/web-applications
in general. It has a slight speed penalty, due to the overall supervision
and garbage collection. But in return you speed up coding many times and
don't have to worry about memory handling, and the overall logical
structure of .NET framework is far easier to understand than, say
Microsoft Foundation Class. Also, it requires .Net framework to be
installed on target machines for windows applications. Also, if memory is
an issue, .NET may be a bad choice since it uses more memory for
applications compared to non .NET programs.

As examples, you can use it to write anything ranging from fast Direct3D
games to e-commerce web-stores running on multiple servers and using
databases and high security.
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Nov 15 '05 #3

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I'm specifically using C# for:

- Writing a high-end, performance critical business application
- Writing mapping software that overlays an aircraft's position (as
determined by GPS) over satellite imagery and aviation charts
- Writing simple applications for PocketPC

One other person commented "if memory is an issue...". That comment is
true, but memory is usually not an issue these days. Possibly an issue for
embedded systems and smart phones (OK it *is* an issue there even if MSFT is
trying to convince everyone otherwise), but even on the average new PDA it's
really not so much an issue for many applications, and almost never an issue
on PC's - at least not for application classes I have worked on).

At the PDC (Professional Developer's Conference) last month, they said that
a particular DirectX game that they ported to C# ran about 10% slower than
the unmanaged code equivalent - so for games it *may* be worth writing
unmanaged code, but if you consider how much *faster* you can create your
game and the fact that it will likely have a lot fewer bugs, even most games
should be a good candidate for C#.

Eric

"Shelly" <br*******@usadatanet.net> wrote in message
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Hi, I am a student and we are learning about programming.
I am at a stand still. I was just wondering if someone
might be able to give me a few examples of who uses C#
and what it is best used for.


Nov 15 '05 #4

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Currently, I use it for web applications. Examples include:

http://www.parking.com - especially lot search
https://mpark.parking.com

The apps I am currently working on are not exposed to the Internet, or I
would give newer URLs.

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"Shelly" <br*******@usadatanet.net> wrote in message
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Hi, I am a student and we are learning about programming.
I am at a stand still. I was just wondering if someone
might be able to give me a few examples of who uses C#
and what it is best used for.

Nov 15 '05 #5

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irfan wrote:
everyone could use C#.


That is untrue. Most people developing software for modern PCs running
recent versions of MS Windows could use C#.

Nov 15 '05 #6

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Isn't that what the previous post said?

"Duncan Bayne" <dh*****@ihug.co.nz> wrote in message
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irfan wrote:
everyone could use C#.


That is untrue. Most people developing software for modern PCs running
recent versions of MS Windows could use C#.


Nov 15 '05 #7

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zZ
Hi All,

I'm from ASP, VB6, VB.Net, just did a few projects in C#. It's good to code
in C#, but I still ask myself in which case I should write in C#.
I like network and database projects. Maybe you guys can give me a tip.

Kind regards,
Zen

"irfan" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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well,

everyone could use C#.
be a windows forms application,
windows service - NT service
be a web application - .asp or asp.net
be a control - web control or windows control - activeX
control
be a web service
there are many more applications of C#

Nov 15 '05 #8

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