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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Chapter 1. What Is Microsoft .NET?

Visual Basic .NET (or just VB.NET) represents the biggest change to the popular Visual Basic programming language since the original version 1.0. What is special about VB.NET is its tight integration into the .NET Framework. .NET is Microsoft's vision of applications in the Internet age. .NET provides enhanced interoperability features based upon open Internet standards. .NET improves the robustness of classic Windows applications. .NET offers developers a new programming platform and superb tools, with XML playing a fundamental role.

Microsoft .NET is a platform built on top of the operating system. Three years in the making before the public announcement, .NET represents a major investment by Microsoft. .NET ...

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