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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 2. .NET Fundamentals

What kind of problems is .NET designed to solve? .NET solves problems that have plagued programmers in the past. .NET helps programmers develop the applications of the future. This chapter is designed to present an overview of Microsoft .NET by looking at a simple program rather than talking in vague generalities. While we will start discussing Microsoft .NET in detail in Chapter 7, this chapter will enable you to get a feel for the big picture right away.

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