Whether you re a total novice or a programmer shifting to C#, the newest version of this programming language is full of cool features you ll want to use. With its Visual Studio compatibility, C# is the perfect language for building Windows Vista applications. And the 2008 version works with LINQ, a query language with syntax similar to SQL but which simplifies database code and can also write queries on XML files.
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