The .NET Framework is a new computing platform that simplifies application development in the highly distributed environment of the Internet. There are countless advantages to using the .NET Framework when creating world-ready applications, just one of which is the development consistency that it enables across a wide spectrum of applications.
The .NET Framework consists of the CLR and the .NET Framework class library. While the CLR is the foundation of the .NET Framework, the .NET Frame-work class library is a comprehensive, object-oriented collection of reusable types for developing applications-from traditional command-line or GUI applications to Web Forms and XML Web services. The .NET Framework class library provides various classes and methods that make it easier for you to build world-ready applications, which include System.Resources,System.Globalization, System.Text, System.DateTime, and System.Drawing.