C#: Build the first console application

This entry is part 3 of 71 in the series C#

After you have downloaded the Visual Studio Express, launch it and you will see the screenshot similar to below.

Visual Studio


Now click on New Project….

You will see the screenshot below:




This IDE allows us to build C++, Visual Basic and C# program.

Select C# and click on Console Application.

You might also want to rename the application as ConsoleHelloApplication.



You could see that the default code for the console application has already been created for us.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace ConsoleHelloApplication
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)


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