A successor of the c programming language that has introduced the concept of classes and objects. It encapsulates features of c and high-level language hence it can be treated as an intermediate-level language. When it was created it was thought of as a C that has classes because of its similarities with C.
C# (also known as C sharp) is a general-purpose programming language that was developed by Microsoft to run on .net framework for developing applications for its operating system. It is an object-oriented programming language with features like object-oriented, statically typed, decorative, multiparadigm programming language.
Both languages are quite popular and some similarities in them. These are some points of difference −
|Compilation||The code of c++ will compile and converted to machine level code.||The code of c# will be compiled and converted to intermediate code (CLR).|
|Platform||C++ programming language can be compiled and used in all platforms as it works on hardware.||C# programming language is windows specific and is rarely used in platforms other than windows|
|Memory management||C++ programming language does not support automatic memory management. So, the programmer has to do it manually. i.e. delete the created object to free up memory space||In the c# programming language, an automatic memory management system is there. The garbage collector keeps track of memory management.|
|Pointers||In c++ the use of pointers is valid anywhere in the program.||In C#, the use of pointers is valid only in the unsafe mode of the programming language.|
|Easy of working||In c++, the programmer needs good understanding of concepts and it has complex features.||C# is easy to work on programming language die to its well-defined and easy understandable hierarchy of classes.|
|Type of language||C++ is a low level, object-oriented programming language.||C# is a high-level object-oriented programming language.|
|C++ has primitive data types due to which it is not a pure object-oriented programming language.||C# is a pure object-oriented programming language.|
|Application||C++ has found its usage in console applications.||C# can be used to develop mobile, windows.|