Learning to program is like learning a musical instrument. It takes dedication, lots of practice, and a great teacher. This primer-created by award-winning author Charles Petzold-focuses on the fundamentals of composing code with C#, an intuitive objectoriented programming language ideal for creating solutions for Microsoft, Windows and the Web. Along the way you can take lyrical sidetrips into the history, culture, and jargon of software development. Whether you're new to programming or new to C#, you'll quickly build the skills you need to orchestrate your own applications in the key of C#.