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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 9. Organizing Types Within Namespaces

.NET Framework ships with many built-in types. Such an enormous quantity necessarily needs a hierarchical organization in which types must be divided into their areas of interest (data access, file manipulation, communications, and so on). Moreover, the .NET Framework provides an extensible platform, and companies can also build their own custom components exposing types that could have the same name of existing built-in types in .NET Framework. To avoid naming conflicts and to enable a hierarchical organization of the code, Visual Basic offers the namespaces feature discussed ...

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