Sure. Basically, your source code can be written in any ascii text
editor as long as you remember to give it the proper file extention for
the programming language you are using such as: *.cs for C-Sharp, *.vb
for Visual Basic .NET, *.py for Python, etc. That said there are some
advantages to using a full IDE like Visual Studio rather than writing
your code in a generic editor like notepad. Visual Studio formats your
source code as you type it, has autocompletion, and of course you can
select various Windows controls from the toolbox that automatically
generates the code for buttons, labels, timers, etc. On the other hand I
prefer using textpad or notepad just because I don't have to deal with
all the child windows and other visual junk on the screen in Visual Studio.
Bryan Peterson wrote:
Ok so the actual code is written in a plain old text editor like
Notepad? I've been wondering about that.
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