The .NET Framework

"What's it all about?"


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The .NET Framework



"The .NET Framework (pronounced 'dot net') is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large library and supports several programming languages which allow language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages). The .NET library is available to all the programming languages that .NET supports. Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a software environment, known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides important services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute the .NET Framework. (Halvorsen H.P., 2014, my bold/italics)



Software Frameworks



Software frameworks "have key distinguishing features that separate them from normal libraries" (Wikipedia):


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