.NET Networking Classes

The .NET Framework classes for networking in the System.Net namespace greatly improve on the networking interfaces built in the past without imposing proprietary formats or APIs. Programming with these classes provides a consistent programming model that the programmer can access at many different levels. These classes come in a form that assumes a client/server relationship.

Productive Network Development

With the classes in the System.Net namespace, the programmer can quickly bring an application online using high-level classes. If it is required, the application can be easily modified to use lower-level functionality while adhering to the same application-specified protocol. Details that the programmer need not deal ...

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