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I will re-iterate what Ennis said. Do not start with the IDE and trying to create a window's app. Start with a console window and a few simple things:

1. How to write "Hello World"
2. How to format a date
3. How to read an input
4. How to convert a string to a number and add two numbers
5. How to write and call a method (a static method!)
6. How to write and instantiate a class
7. How to call methods in a class
8. Learn about fields and properties of a class.
9. Learn about public/protected/private.
10. Learn about base classes and derived classes. Write a class that overrides a virtual method.
11. Learn about delegates.
12. Learn about events using delegates
13. Maybe, just maybe, you will be ready to then double click on a button in a form and write something useful in the button's event handler.
14. And then, throw out the "Microsoft IDE way" and learn about MVC and MVVM.

Have fun! Mwahahaha!

Marc

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