Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio is a suite allowing construction of multiple projects in a variety of programming languages. All included languages are considered a high-level fourth generation due to the variables and compiling (building) capabilities.
Visual Basic Dot Net (known as VB.Net), utilises plenty of real world language (English), and contains an enormous library database, having been first developed in 1991.
C# (pronounced C "Sharp") is an object-oriented programming language created by Microsoft in 1994 that aims to combine the computing power of C++ with the programming ease of Visual Basic. C# is based on C++ and contains features similar to those of Java.
Both languages are object orientated, event-driven and designed to be very intuitive to learn. VB.Net and C# are part of Microsoft Visual Studio Community, should be installed only on the Windows Operating System. It is free of charge after registration, and will be used to for all your coding tasks, including your final HSC major project.
There are a variety of tutorials online that demonstrate how to construct basic and advanced projects in C#. Attempt to construct a simple calculator with button and key input by following on with the adjacent tutorial.
A number of methods and properties are used, as well as some examples of debugging employed when errors are detected.