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FilipJ wrote:
This is the first time im trying to learn to code
I have good news and bad news for you.

First the good news:  you're embarking on a path that is likely to prove interesting, satisfying and rewarding, and will hopefully open the door to a great new career. Thumbs Up | :thumbsup:

Next, the bad news:  you seem to have bitten off more than you can chew.  I suggest you take small steps first - learn programming (and C#) by building small, very focused console applications.  A console app runs in a command window and has no GUI.  The purpose of this multi-month long exercise is to become familiar with programming in general, as well as the rich .NET framework.
  • Start by building trivial applications that perform simple math calculations (e.g. addition, multiplication, identifying unique numbers in a collection, etc.)
  • Next, get to know how to process character strings.
  • Along the way, introduce yourself to the different types of collections (lists, arrays, dictionaries, sets) and see how and where they're used.
  • Then, take a step into LINQ (Language Integrate Query Language) and see how LINQ makes it easy to do the things you did manually when you started working with collections.
  • Get to know to read and write files (text files, binary files and compressed files).
  • Then, introduce yourself to XML serialization and learn how to store and retrieved structured data from an XML file.
  • Next, discover simple data access from a database and introduce yourself to the basics of SQL.
  • Dip your toes into the wonderful world of fetching data from the internet and learn how to use the HttpClient class.

By this time, you'll have enough under your belt to move from a command line app to building one with a GUI.  I recommend starting out with Windows Forms - although an older technology, it offers an easy way to learn event driven programming, which is different from sequential user-directed programming.

I guarantee you hours of frustration, punctuated with moments of sheer joy.  Feel free to ask questions of the CP community.  We're a helpful bunch of guys and gals and will try our best to assist whenever we can.

/ravi
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