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20 The C# Programming Language

Monday, 27 October – 8:30-12:00 Morning

Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft Corporation, andersh@microsoft.com

This tutorial gives an in-depth overview of the C# programming language, both as it currently exists and as it is planned to evolve in the near future. An emphasis will be placed on explaining design rationales, making the talk interesting for both programmers and language designers.

Attendee background

Prerequisites: Participants should have a good working knowledge of object-oriented programming. Previous experience with C# and .NET is not required.


Lecture and working code demonstrations


Anders Hejlsberg is a Distinguished Engineer in the Developer Division at Microsoft Corporation. He is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of the .NET Framework. Before joining Microsoft in 1996, Anders was a Principal Engineer at Borland International. As one of the first employees of Borland, he was the original author of Turbo Pascal and later worked as the Chief Architect of the Delphi product line. Anders studied Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.