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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