I am new to Software Development, could you please give me some input into which platform is mostly used by other Software Developers.
I am looking to develop software which has DB Connectivity with an attractive customisable UI. Please recommend the what is currently used in the IT industry by other Successful Software Developers.
There is no simply best development platform. If so every developer should be developing with that instead of using many different tools and platforms. Every platform has its pros and cons. Personally I would recommend you c#. Its easy to start with. Its development environment(visual studio) is very good for interface design(especially for windows forms development) and its very good to start learning object oriented approach, which is very important in software development. If you can clarify you needs more maybe I can recommend something else. There are many web development tools if you want to develop a web application. Dreamviewer is more simpler than visual studio to start designing web applications.
沒有簡單的最佳開發平台。如果是這樣，每個開發人員都應該使用它來開發，而不是使用許多不同的工具和平每個平台都有其優點和缺點。我個人會推薦你c＃。它易於入手。它的開發環境（visual studio）非常適合界面設計（尤其適用於Windows窗體開發），並且非常適合開始學習面向對象的方法，這在軟件開發中非常重要。如果你能澄清你需要更多，也許我可以推薦別的東西。如果要開發Web應用程序，可以使用許多Web開發工具。 Dreamviewer比visual studio更容易開始設計Web應用程序。
If you are really new to learning try to read few books on C#, WPF, MFC and play with it. Choose the one which is more fun to work with and that will drive you to learn a lot. If you are into Industry then mostly your project needs drive you towards a particular choice.
But as i mentioned if you want to be successful learn one which is fun to you.