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Microsoft® Visual J#™ .NET (Core Reference) by John/Longshaw, Andy Sharp

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Java, J#, and the .NET Framework

J# includes independently developed libraries that provide the same functionality as that of the JDK 1.1.4 libraries, which makes it easier to take existing Java code and port it to .NET. If your Java application uses the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), JDBC or other features of the JDK 1.1.4 class libraries, you can compile your source code using the J# compiler and generate a .NET executable. However, there are a few features that Microsoft does not support, and there are some areas of overlap between the JDK 1.1.4 class libraries and the .NET Framework Class Library that might cause confusion. We’ll discus these in the next few sections.

Packaging and Locating Classes

Java uses packages as containers for classes. ...

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