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Getting started:

Visual Studio Community

Visual Studio це професійне IDE (Інтегроване Середовище Розробки, англ. Integrated Development Environment) яке вибрали багато .NET розробників. Воно створено компанією Microsoft, яка також створює платформу .NET і мову програмування C#, в чому немає нічого дивного. Історично так склалося, що VS (скорочено від Visual Studio) було дорого у використанні, але, на щастя для вас і мене, Microsoft пропонувала безкоштовну версію індивідуальним розробникам протягом багатьох років.

Previously, this free version came in separate versions for various tasks, e.g. Visual C# Express, Visual Web Developer and so on. However, now the name is simply Visual Studio Community and just like the Express versions, it's a lighter version of the professional version of Visual Studio. This means that you will be missing out on some functionality, but don't worry about it - the Community edition contains all but the most advanced features and it will be more than enough to learn C# through this tutorial.

Download Visual Studio Community

So, to get started with this tutorial, go ahead and download Visual Studio Community from Here's a direct link to the download page:

As soon as you have downloaded and installed it, you are ready to proceed with the next articles, where we will create your very first C# application.

Not using Windows?

Don't worry, there's a version for macOS as well - just follow the link above and be sure to select the version of Visual Studio Community for macOS!