This track provides an introduction to the C# programming language.
Install Visual Studio and code your first C# program; intended for people new to programming.
Use conditionals and loops to evaluate information and make decisions in your programs.
Organize your C# code according to the core guidelines of Object-Oriented Programming.
Use properties to control access to your class's data and methods to implement the class's operations.
Apply your C# knowledge to code, compile, and test a full application.
Use optional and output parameters to make methods more flexible; use constructors to initialize objects.
Organize your data collections using built-in C# arrays and .NET library classes.
Use the Visual Studio debugger and C# exceptions to locate and fix errors in your programs.
Use inheritance to model related types and polymorphism to write generic code.
Work cooperatively with the Garbage Collector to boost the performance of your app.
Use IDisposable, Finalizers, and SafeHandles to release non-memory resources in Mono/.NET apps.
Use async and await to invoke code asynchronously so your app can interact with the user while processing another request.
Use the Task API to perform work on background threads.
Use the Monitor class and the lock keyword to synchronize access to shared data and make your code thread safe.
Use specialized techniques for synchronizing access to shared data and coordinating the activity of multiple threads.