Summary

This chapter covered some of the more common namespaces you will use when developing your .NET applications. There are many other namespaces available, and you may find yourself often using a namespace not covered in this chapter. Regardless of which namespace you use, gaining a familiarity with the functionality of the .NET Framework and how to use it in your applications is important. Here are some key points to take from this chapter:

  • There are many namespaces in the .NET Framework. You won't need to use them all in order to get started programming in VB .NET.

  • The .NET Framework supplies classes for garbage collection, threading, and managing collections, among thousands of others.

  • All .NET languages can take advantage of the .NET Framework ...

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