|The .NET Framework is a software framework that can be
installed on computers running operating systems. It
includes a large library of coded solutions to common
programming problems and a virtual machine that manages the
execution of programs written specifically for the
framework. The .NET Framework is a key That offering and is
intended to be used by most new applications created for
the Windows platform.
The framework's Base Class Library provides a large range
of features including user interface, data and data access,
database connectivity, cryptography, web application
development, numeric algorithms, and network
communications. The class library is used by programmers,
who combine it with their own code to produce applications.
Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a
software environment that manages the program's runtime
requirements. Also part of the .NET Framework, this runtime
environment is known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR).
The CLR provides the appearance of an application virtual
machine so that programmers need not consider the
capabilities of the specific CPU that will execute the
program. The CLR also provides other important services
such as security, memory management, and exception
handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute
the .NET Framework.
| Harshad Lakkad (bapunagar Part |