Is anyone familiar with a .NET program, I just started to learn how to use one? (This has all that I know).

I know that the .NET Framework is not specific to one programming language; and, instead, it includes a library of functions that allows developers to rapidly build applications. But I don't know how to use .NET programming sites for any specific game functions.

I need to create levels, characters, and movement.  What programming languages could I start with for these functions?
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Have a look at this Microsoft site,Game Development Tools, to help you get started.
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
There are many books dealing with using C# for game programming.  Amazon has many of them for under $20.  I teach a first-year C# programming class and find that the students prefer to learn by making games.

Beginning C# Programming with XNA Game Studio:
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Programming-XNA-Game-Studio-ebook/dp/B0076RMPGM

C# Game Programming: For Serious Game Creation 1st Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Game-Programming-Serious-Creation/dp/1435455568

Learning C# by Programming Games
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Programming-Games-Arjan-Egges/dp/3642365795

This is the one that I use with my classes:

Beginning C# Game Programming (Premier Press Game Development)
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Programming-Premier-Press-Development/dp/1592005179

If you can get past the fact that this one is specifically made for middle and high school students, it is actually a really good book (I teach college, so can't use it).

Visual C# Game Programming for Teens
http://www.amazon.com/Visual-C-Game-Programming-Teens-ebook/dp/B00B7RE87Q
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
I forgot to mention that when I went to Amazon, I typed the following search queries.

C# game programming

You can also find a lot of Visual Basic books with the following query

Visual Basic game programming
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