Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework
The Microsoft .NET Framework is the most recent programming model for creating Windows applications. SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office are both based in .NET, as are their APIs for custom tasks.
If all you want to do is create some custom tasks, you do not need to understand all of the details about how the .NET Framework works. But, if you want to understand all of the details, there are many books that cover the topic in depth, plus resources on the web that can provide fascinating reading material.
Here are the essential points that you should understand about .NET:
You can select your programming language.
Most .NET developers select C# (pronounced see sharp) or Visual ...