C# is a popular and very powerful language. It is used along with asp.net to build dynamic websites. Other popular language that is used with asp.net is Visual Basic. C# can be used for developing websites as well as standalone software solutions. The websites made with C# can only run on windows server. Software made with C# run on Windows platform. C# is faster than java because it is platform dependent. The most popular IDE for writing C# code is Visual Studio. This IDE is available as free express edition for web etc. You may also get Visual Studio Professional for a nominal price. The websites made in C# run on IIS – Internet Information Services.
C# is a multi-paradigm object oriented programming language developed by Microsoft within its .NET initiative. It is one of the programming language developed for common language infrastructure.
C# is a very simple programming language. Pointers are absent in C#. Moreover direct memory manipulation is not allowed in C#. It has the feature of automatic memory management and garbage collection.
C# supports almost all the features of an object oriented programming language. It supports inheritance, data encapsulation, polymorphism etc. characteristics of object oriented programming language.
C# supports COM and Windows based applications. It allows restricted use of native pointers. C# allows the users to use pointers as unsafe code blocks to manipulate old codes. The components from VB.NET and other managed code languages are directly used in C#.
.NET has introduced assemblies which are self-describing by means of their manifest. Manifest establishes the assembly identity, version, culture, and digital signature etc. Assemblies need not to be registered anywhere. Update to a new version is possible in C#.
Multiple inheritance is not supported by C# as in C++. But here a class can implement any number of interfaces. It was a design decision by the architect to avoid complication and simplify architectural requirements throughout CLI. C# allows the programmer to implement each method depending on the interfaces on which the method has been called. C# also supports operator overloading.