Chapter 4. Overview of .NET Framework Classes


ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart
By Paul D. Sheriff, Ken Getz
Table of Contents
Part I.  Introduction to Microsoft .NET and ASP.NET


  • Understand the concept of namespaces

  • Identify the .NET namespaces you will use most

  • Learn how to use the .NET namespaces in your code

  • Examine examples of the most common classes and methods

Microsoft has created one of the largest class libraries anywhere with the advent of the .NET Framework. This class library, part of the Common Language Runtime (CLR), is the underlying library for all .NET languages. This library of classes, methods, and properties is used both during the development cycle and at runtime. This library allows any .NET language to have access to a wealth of building blocks that shorten the development cycle for developers.

What makes this framework so important is that it allows developers using any .NET language to have access to the same base classes and the same base data types, and those types and classes behave exactly the same way in any .NET language. If you need to create a multithreaded application, for example, you'll find the System.Threading classes in the .NET Framework. You do not need to "roll your own" solutions using the underlying Windows API. The actual syntax you will use to interact with the objects varies from language to language, but the base classes themselves will be the same.

Microsoft .NET developers will spend a large percentage of their time working with .NET Framework objects, because there are classes to help with almost any type of application you might develop. The .NET Framework will make programming easier in the long run no matter what .NET language you are using.


    ASP. NET Developer's JumpStart
    ASP.NET Developers JumpStart
    ISBN: 0672323575
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2002
    Pages: 234 © 2008-2017.
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