First things first, You need to download Visual Studio from this link, https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=Community&rel=16 (if you already have Visual Studio skip this step.) Once Visual Studio is done installing move on to the next step. Second, create a new project by clicking on the Create a new project button. https://prnt.sc/sy5edp Search for Console App in the search bar and use Console App (.NET Framework). https://prnt.sc/sy5ezc and click Next. Finally, check the checkbox that says Place solution and project in the same directory. https://prnt.sc/sy5g1j and call it whatever you want here https://prnt.sc/sy5gll then just click Create. https://prnt.sc/sy5gyo Congrats, you should have Console.WriteLine("Hello World!"); in the coding space. If you click start https://prnt.sc/szbls3 it should open up and immediately close. The reason is it finishes running the code before you can even read the text. Write Thread.Sleep(5000); so that way it sleeps for 5 seconds before it closes. That line will look like this https://prnt.sc/szbk17. Easy fix. Hover over Thread and you should get this. https://prnt.sc/szbkmu Click the button that says show potential fixes. https://prnt.sc/szbl0m You will get a list of options, choose the one that says using System.Threading; https://prnt.sc/szblih The red line should go away and when you click start https://prnt.sc/szbls3 you should have a program that says Hello World for 5 seconds. Congrats! You made your first C# Application! Note: If you want an explanation of what System.Threading is, be on the lookout for my other tutorials that are not out yet.