Chapter 11. The Framework at Large

A major aspect of programming with VB 2010 is the knowledge of the .NET Framework. The vast majority of the functionality of any language in Visual Studio is the Framework, which is a massive collection of classes that address most of the common programming tasks, from handling dates to encryption and retrieving data from a remote web server. Even listing the classes that make up the Framework and their members would take another book of comparable size, so I've decided to provide a single chapter as an introduction to the basic classes of the Framework and include several tutorials in PDF format that discuss specific aspects of the Framework. These tutorials, which you will find at this book's site, discuss ...

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