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

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Summary

.NET solves many of the problems that have plagued Windows development in the past. There is one development paradigm for all languages. Design and programming language choices are no longer in conflict. Deployment is more rational and includes a versioning strategy. While we will talk more about it in later chapters, metadata, attribute-based security, code verification, and type-safe assembly isolation make developing secure applications much easier. The plumbing code for fundamental system services is provided, yet you can extend or replace it if you must.

The Common Language Runtime provides a solid base for developing applications of the future. The CLR is the foundation whose elements include the Common Type System, metadata, and ...

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