History Of C# Programming Language

In this blog, I am going to explain history of C# 1.0 to 7.0 and I will explain each one step by step.

Nowadays, C# is the most popular language in world. C# was developed by Microsoft within its .NET framework initiative and later approved as a standard by ECMA (ECMA-334) C# programming language is a general-purpose, OOPS based programming language. C# development team was lead by "Anders Hejlsberg" in 2002.

C# programming language is one of the languages designed for the (CLI) Common Language Infrastructure.
First version of C# is 1.0 with .NET framework 1.0 and Visual Studio is 2002.

Let’s go look at the change log of the C# programming languages from 1.0 to latest one 7.0 versions. For more details, please see the image given below.

According to the image given above, you can understand which version came in which year. Now, I am going to show you C# version with .NET framework and CLR version with Visual Studio.
  • C# 1.0.NET framework 1.0,1.1 , CLR version 1.0, Visual Studio 2002.
  • C# 2.0 .NET framework 2.0 , CLR version 2.0, Visual Studio 2005.
  • C# 3.0 .NET framework 3.0,3.5 , CLR version 2.0, Visual Studio 2008.
  • C# 4.0 .NET framework 4.0 , CLR version 4.0, Visual Studio 2010.
  • C# 5.0 .NET framework 4.5 , CLR version 4.0, Visual Studio 2012,2013.
  • C# 6.0 .NET framework 4.6 , CLR version 4.0 ,Visual Studio 2013,2015.
  • C# 7.0 .NET framework 4.6,4.6.1,4.6.2 , CLR version 4.0, Visual Studio 2015, 2017 RC. 
In this image we can understand easily the history of C# programming language.
C#'s latest version is 7.0, if you want to learn more details for each one, just click on the link and go to the article, which are written by our experts.