Supporting multiple programming languages in a manner that allows language interoperability, whereby each language can utilize code written in other languages, particularly the .NET, the .NET Framework is available to all the programming languages. Moreover, the Microsoft .NET Framework is a software framework which is installed on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. A .Net typically includes a huge library of coded solutions to common programming problems.
.Net also contains a virtual machine which manages the execution of programs written specifically for the framework. As the .NET Framework is a Microsoft offering, it is intended to be used by most new applications created for the Windows platform. There has been phase wise development in .Net technology and in order to be able to develop and not just run applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 should necessarily be installed on the computer system.
.Net is used for custom application development; however, the process of the Custom Application Development includes comprehensive and detailed analysis of the business needs of the client, preparation of design specifications, initial design concept, programming, testing or validation, client support (Training & support material provided) and ongoing development and maintenance, etc. among other things.
Considered Microsoft’s platform for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes, the .NET Framework has great ramifications. Moreover, it consists of common Language Runtime which provides an abstraction layer over the operating system. It also has Base Class Libraries which is a pre-built code for common low-level programming tasks.
Additionally, .Net is known as a development framework and technology which is reusable, customizable solution for larger programming tasks amongst other things. Not to say it provides a comprehensive and consists programming model and a common set of APIs. The .NET Framework helps customers build applications that work the way they want in the programming language they prefer in terms of software, services and devices.
Moreover, .Net is a secure, multi-language development platform which is considered one among the Next-Generation User Experiences. With its Cutting-Edge Web Application Development, .Net is a secure and reliable web Service. With its flexible data access options, .Net is used for mission-critical business processes and for that reason it is popular among web development companies and software development professionals.
There are various versions of .Net technology and Version 3.0 of the .NET Framework is included with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Similarly, Version 3.5 is included with Windows 7, which additionally can be installed on Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. Moreover, on April 12, 2010, .NET Framework 4 was released alongside Visual Studio 2010 to elongate the user friendliness of the technology.
.Net custom application is used for specific purposes including of mobile and embedded device services. Moreover, a reduced version of the framework, the .NET Compact Framework, is available on Windows CE platforms and smartphones, etc. among others. Notwithstanding, the .NET Micro Framework is targeted at severely resource-constrained devices.