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Developing and Implementing Windows®-Based Applications with Visual C#™ .NET and Visual Studio® .NET Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam 70-316) by Priti Kalani, Amit Kalani, Kalani Kirk Hausman

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Introduction to the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET

The Microsoft .NET initiative brings about a change in the fundamental structure of development and deployment. The .NET development platform integrates support for multiple development languages such as Visual Basic .NET and C# (pronounced see-sharp) with a Common Language Runtime (CLR) and a shared Framework class library (FCL). These enable programmers to develop in whatever language they are most comfortable with.

To prepare a machine to support .NET applications, the Common Language Runtime (CLR) must be present. This is accomplished by loading the .NET Framework, available through ...

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