As opposed to influence on the C# language, did Delphi influence the .NET Framework too? At first glance .NET is Microsoft's version of Java, but .NET has properties similar to Delphi. Are there other influences?
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Anders Hejlsberg developed Delphi, then was poached by MS to work on their Java implementation. When that fell by the wayside, he moved to a new language code-named 'cool', which was C#.