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Applied Microsoft® .NET Framework Programming by Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 1. The Architecture of the .NET Framework Development Platform

The Microsoft .NET Framework introduces many new concepts, technologies, and terms. My goal in this chapter is to give you an overview of how the .NET Framework is architected, introduce you to some of the new technologies the framework includes, and define many of the terms you’ll be seeing when you start using it. I’ll also take you through the process of building your source code into an application or a set of redistributable components (types) and then explain how these components execute.

Compiling Source Code into Managed Modules

OK, so you’ve decided to use the .NET Framework as your development platform. Great! Your first step is to determine what type of application ...

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