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An Introduction to .NET Framework
« on: August 30, 2007, 02:17:32 AM »
.Net Framework is a platform or development environment to seamlessly create web-applications that are accessible through client machines from across the globe. These web-applications adopt open standards such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML), HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to interact with applications that are available in other platforms.

.Net Framework is platform independent and language independent. This means that .Net Framework allows you to use different programming languages such as VB.Net, C#, Jscript, VBScript, and Managed C++ and run applications on different platforms such as Unix, Macintosh, and Linux. Moreover, .Net Framework enables you to use various off-the-shelf libraries that help the development of applications faster, easier, and cheaper. .Net Framework now supports over 20 different programming languages.

The reason how .Net Framework supports so many programming languages is well answered by the concept of Common Language Runtime (CLR) engine. The CLR engine, instead of compiling the code into native code, compiles the code into Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL). The MSIL, a set of instructions, then translates the code into native code. This concept of CLR is significant in making .Net Framework, platform and language independent. In addition, CLR is responsible for run-time services such as language integration, security enforcement, memory process, and thread management. Thus, .Net Framework provides a wide infrastructure to create web-applications. Microsoft has classified .Net Framework into two categories such as CLR and .Net Framework class library.

Common Language Runtime: The CLR, as mentioned in the above paragraph, provides common runtime services to all .Net applications. In addition, the CLR reduces the developer’s time to write lengthy code for using features such as life-cycle management, strong type naming, cross-language exception handling, and dynamic binding to turn business logic into a reusable component.

.Net Framework class library: This class library includes predefined sets of functionality that developers can use in their own applications. The library consists of three key components:

• ASP.NET

• Windows Forms

• ADO.NET

The .Net Framework provides a number of advantages such as fewer lines of code, complete compilation, ease of deployment, web settings and web.config, and caching. By fewer lines of code, we mean that .Net Framework allows developers to use Web controls, thereby spending more time in implementing application design and the general flow of application. Another important part of .Net Framework is that everything including Web controls, Web forms, and server-side blocks of code are compiled when a page is requested for compilation. Ease of deployment refers to the concept that components in .Net Framework can be compiled on your machine and then uploaded with all the pages in the /bin directory. Unlike a web-application in ASP, where pages have to be uploaded and the components of the pages have to be registered with the operating system, the components in a web-application in .Net Framework need not be registered.

Web settings means the configuration of .Net applications that can be accomplished through web.config, an XML based file. Because a web.config file is in XML, it is easy to understand and it is also programmatically modifiable. When a web.config file is modified the machine detects the changes immediately. This enables quick configuration of .Net applications. Caching is the term used to describe the process of collecting commonly accessed data into memory for quick retrieval. .Net Framework support three types of caching: output caching, data caching, and fragment caching.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 03:55:47 PM »
The .NET Framework includes classes, interfaces, and value types that expedite and optimize the development process and provide access to system functionality. To facilitate interoperability between languages, the .NET Framework types are CLS-compliant and can therefore be used from any programming language whose compiler conforms to the common language specification (CLS).

The .NET Framework types are the foundation on which .NET applications, components, and controls are built. The .NET Framework includes types that perform the following functions:

    * Represent base data types and exceptions.
    * Encapsulate data structures.
    * Perform I/O.
    * Access information about loaded types.
    * Invoke .NET Framework security checks.
    * Provide data access, rich client-side GUI, and server-controlled, client-side GUI.

The .NET Framework provides a rich set of interfaces, as well as abstract and concrete (non-abstract) classes. You can use the concrete classes as is or, in many cases, derive your own classes from them. To use the functionality of an interface, you can either create a class that implements the interface or derive a class from one of the .NET Framework classes that implements the interface.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 02:11:13 PM »
The .NET Framework is Common Language Runtime. It presents a construct layer over the OS, Base Class Libraries. It is a compilation of tools to make software development better, easier and faster.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 11:52:11 AM »
.NET framework is a platform to seamlessly develop web applications that are accessible through client machines from across the globe.
The .Net Framework provides a number of advantages such as:
1.fewer lines of code,
2.complete compilation,
3.ease of deployment,
4.web settings and web.config,
5.caching.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 11:08:21 AM »
Above information about .net Framework is really very nice and very informative. That is really the best to getting knowledge about .net framework. Its also very useful for the beginner to know about .net framework. It is very useful for creating frame that we use in website.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 05:10:43 PM »
Thanks for this information which is pretty useful for all those peoples who are working on ASP.NET.

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 04:37:56 AM »
.NET Framework is a platform for developing managed application, building server and desktop applications, mobile apps, and deployment apps for clouds. There are many advantages of choosing .NET development, though dot net development services are comparatively complicated and expensive. But it is possible to outsource .NET projects in order to cut costs. There is a good article that names all advantages of using .NET development and explains how to choose services in this sphere - https://diceus.com/top-advantages-net-development-2018/. I hope, someone will find it useful and interesting!

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Re: An Introduction to .NET Framework
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 01:14:03 PM »
Net Framework is platform independent and language independent. This means that. Net Framework allows you to use different programming languages such as VB.Net, C#, JScript, VBScript, and Managed C++ and run applications on different platforms such as Unix, Macintosh, and Linux. Moreover. Net Framework enables you to use various off-the-shelf libraries that help the development of applications faster, easier, and cheaper. .Net Framework now supports over 20 different programming languages.
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