Introduction to Dotnet
.NET is a new framework for developing web based and windows based applications within the Microsoft environment. The framework offers a fundamental shift in Microsoft strategy: it moves application development from client-centric mode to server-centric mode. As a Visual Studio 2010 developer, you need to understand the concepts and technology that empower your applications: the Microsoft .NET Framework. The .NET Framework (also simply known as .NET) is the technology that provides the infrastructure for building the next generation applications. Although covering every aspect of the .NET Framework is impossible, in this chapter you learn the basis of the .NET Framework architecture, why it is not just a platform, and notions about the Base Class Library and tools.