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Application Development Using C# and .NET by Robert J. Oberg, Michael Stiefel

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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 6, this chapter will enable you to get a feel for the big picture right away.

Problems of Windows Development

Imagine a symphony orchestra where the violins and the percussion sections had different versions of the score. It would require a heroic effort to play the simplest musical composition. This is the life of the Windows developer. Do ...

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