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What can you do with C# Programming Language?

C# is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm (a programming language that supports procedural and object-oriented or more programming philosophies) programming language. C# was developed by Microsoft in 2000.

C# Programming Language is used in Web Development, Game Development, Mobile Application Development, Windows application development, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Web services, etc. using tools that we will discuss below.

If you are coming from a Java, C/C++, or Javascript background, it will be easy to pick up this language. If you are a total beginner, you should have no problems either picking up C# only that those with a programming background have an advantage.

Let us discuss the amazing things you can do with C#:


There are millions of games (especially mobile games) that are made using C# programming language. C# is one of the best programming languages for Game Development, C# is used in the Unity Game Engine for custom actions, game logic, custom interactions, behaviors, etc.

 If you are interested in making Games, Unity will probably be one of the best platforms to use, and with it come comes C# by default.

There are many popular games that are powered by C#/made with unity, some of the popular ones include: Tempo Run, Subway Surfers, Robocraft, Angry Birds Epic, Sonic Dash, Fallout shelter, Lara Croft Go, Marvel Future Fight, Pokemon Go, Super Mario Run, Star Trek Timelines and many others too numerous to mention. Made with Unity

It can be seen from above that Unity | C# powers some of the most popular games out there. You can also develop games for Playstation, Xbox, Windows, Android, IOS, Tizen, Fire OS, etc.


C# can be used to make mobile applications for Android and IOS using one code base through a platform called Xamarin.

Xamarin is a free and open-source mobile app platform for building native and high-performance iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS, macOS, and Windows apps in C# programming Language.

Some of the popular mobile applications made with C# | Xamarin include Olo, UPS, Alaska Airlines, BBC Good Food, HCL, Just Giving, Seeing AI, BBVA, FreshDirect, Taxfyle, My Coach | Beyond 12, Azure app, and many others not listed here.

This approach of creating Mobile applications using Xamarin (C#) will help you lower the maintenance cost and will speed up your mobile app development process.

It will also reduce your budget as only C# programmers are needed to develop and maintain both the Android and IOS mobile app codebase.


C# is one of the widely used programming languages in web development through the ASP.NET Framework.

ASP.NET is an open-source, server-side web application framework designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.

It was developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic websites, applications, and services.

There are many popular websites developed using ASP.NET and there are many companies using this framework to serve their customers.

Some of the popular websites built with ASP.NET include Stackoverflow (programmer’s best friend), Tencent, Godaddy, Raygun, AstroReality, LightSail, VQ communications, Siemens Healthineers, etc.

Another framework that uses C# for developing Web apps is Blazor.

The popularity of using C# in web development continues to grow with such frameworks as ASP.NET and Blazor.


There is a lot of excitement, fear, and uncertainty surrounding Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence, one thing that is certain however is that this field continues to grow and more and more developers are getting interested to work on this technology.

If you are one of those interested, C# is one of the best programming languages to pick up and participate in this development. C# is used in the ML.NET Framework to make ML-powered applications.

ML.NET is a free, open-source, and cross-platform machine learning framework, created by Microsoft, for the .NET developer platform. ML.NET allows you to train, build, and ship custom machine learning models using C#.

Some of the applications made with ML.NET | C# include Camera Futura, Microsoft Defender ATP, SigParser, Endjin, Scancam, Asgard Systems, Power BI, Brenmor, Evolution Software, MS Real Estate & Security, Williams Mullen, etc.


C# can be used to make windows applications using the Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows Forms Designer). Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment from Microsoft.

Some applications written in C# include Windows Installer XML, KeePass, FlashDevelop, Pinta, OpenRA, etc.


Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. C# programming language can be used to develop Virtual Reality Applications in Unity.

Once you develop your VR app in Unity, you can deploy it to a VR Hardware (Oculus, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR).

It can be seen from this article how much can be achieved by using this programming language. C# is a worth investment for developers who want to help develop cutting-edge technology.

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