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Hi,
Question is fairly simple, isn't it too much to learn C# if i am already know C++ fairly well, SDL, planning to learn OpenGL or DirectX and QT, and recently I have been learning HTML and CSS, cause I wanted to create simple website, I want to learn C# because I want to create simple GUI programs in Windows Environement.

But in future I dream to become game programmer. So isn't it too much for me to learn? I can learn C# and try to create some programs, maybe Notepad or GUI Calculator and later I will be back to C++,polish my SDL skills and learn OpenGL or something like that. Aside that, I'm polishing my skills in maths, cause of course I will need that in game developing...

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The game industry is very competitive. The more you know, the better. If you don't try and learn all that at once and take it all in small manageable chunks, you should be alright. C++ and C# are partly similar anyway. You'll be able to apply knowledge from one to the other.

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Previuosly, about year ago, when I already knew basics of C++ tried C#,it was very similar, and I was surprised of C# library - it was so HUGE and powerful, it is attractive to me since when, maybe I can learn XNA and do game projects as hobby, but I still will need to learn OpenGL and DirectX and get very advanced with C++ since I weant to be game programmer

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There is lots to learn, but you have plenty of time. Once you get a good bit of experience you'll accelerate your rate of picking these things up. Learning a new API won't seem so daunting, it will become routine. Learning a new language is a bit more involved, but there are only a few major paradigms in the programming world,. Once you've learned a language that uses each you'll be able to pick up a related language in a reasonably short period of time.

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@PrestoChung Yeah, it's very similar

@win_crook thanks for answer

@szecs You have opened my eyes MAN, thank you very much! I will go now and download Visual Studia 2008 C# express and watch some tutorials

@rip-off Thanks for such nice response :)

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[quote name='kaktusas2598' timestamp='1302790776' post='4798398']
I will go now and download Visual Studia 2008 C# express and watch some tutorials
[/quote]

What's wrong with Visual Studio 2010?

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[quote name='kaktusas2598' timestamp='1302787181' post='4798375']1. isn't it too much to learn C#... isn't it too much for me to learn?[/quote]
[quote name='szecs']
2. You spend too much time thinking about what you should do, think and learn...
3. Any you worry too much mon!
[/quote]
1. Wow, what a bad question! You're looking for a shortcut. IMO, shortcuts bypass a lot of useful knowledge.
2. QFT
3. QFT2

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[quote name='Tom Sloper' timestamp='1302810129' post='4798529']
I am saying that you should stay the course. Study everything. Study anything. Do not try to avoid learning things.
[/quote]

Thanks, I will learn C# then and don't stop, and of course don;t stop learning.

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[quote name='AndyEsser' timestamp='1302799125' post='4798458']
[quote name='kaktusas2598' timestamp='1302790776' post='4798398']
I will go now and download Visual Studia 2008 C# express and watch some tutorials
[/quote]

What's wrong with Visual Studio 2010?
[/quote]

Requires XP SP 3

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[quote name='szecs' timestamp='1302875734' post='4798776']
[quote name='AndyEsser' timestamp='1302799125' post='4798458']
[quote name='kaktusas2598' timestamp='1302790776' post='4798398']
I will go now and download Visual Studia 2008 C# express and watch some tutorials
[/quote]

What's wrong with Visual Studio 2010?
[/quote]

Requires XP SP 3
[/quote]

I fail to see how this is a problem with VS2010.


You might as well complain that VS2010 doesn't run on Windows 98, or on DOS 3.3.

XP is old for a mainstream operating system. It is no longer getting mainstream support from Microsoft. The earlier service packs are no longer supported, and they're only putting out limited security fixes for SP3. It is good, yes, but time to move on. Some people complain and are reluctant to move forward, but many people also complained with Win2000 hit it's end of life, and also when Win98 hit its end of life, and when plain old 16-bit DOS died. As far as customer support goes, XP ended two years ago.

I lived through that era of fighting for the few bytes of high memory, memory overlay mangers, and direct hardware manipulation. I'm glad those days are behind us, just like I'm glad I can blissfully ignore bug reports when people say "I'm running on XP." It is time to update your machine.

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I didn't say it's a problem, but I guess that's the reason why the OP doesn't use VS2010, I don't care why he doesn't want switch to a more recent OS, I just stated something.... Perhaps I wasn't clear and my post implied that I consider that a problem.

Geez

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