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Learn Basic C# using Visual Studio 2017

This Post is to help show the steps of installing Visual Studio 2017 community version, and building your first WPF application in ASP.NET C#. These are some basics to learning C#.

The first step is to go to and download VS 17.

Click the Download button, and run once it has installed.

When the VS installer loads select the packages you want. For our Install we selected.

  • Universal Windows Platform development
  • .Net desktop Development
  • Asp.Net and Web development

Install may take awhile and may require a reboot.


Once you have VS 2017 Installed.

  1. Open VS
  2. File -> New -> Project ->Windows Classic Desktop -> WPF  App (.NET Framework)
  3. click MainWindow.xaml
    1. Add a Textbox and a TextBlock to MainWindow.
      1. Name the TextBox txtbox1 and the textBlock txtBlock1
    2. Add a Btn to MainWindow
      1. name Btn1
  4. Add following code to your MainWindow.xaml.cs (Inside the namespace “YourProjectName” curly brackets (‘{‘))
  5. public partial class MainWindow : Window
    public MainWindow()
    txtBlock1.Text = “Howdy Youtube!”;
    }public void updateTxtBoxText()
    //Update teh Txt block to equal the txtbox text.
    txtBlock1.Text = txtBox1.Text;
    }private void btn1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    //Call update txt box when btn is pressed.

    Visual Studio Solution Explorer
    Visual Studio Solution Explorer
  6. updateTxtBoxText();
  7. Click Run Debug and watch the result.






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