1.7. Overview of the .NET Framework Class Library

This book is about exploring the .NET Framework C# class library. Like the Java API, the .NET Framework provides namespaces with classes that can be used to code myriad enterprise tasks. The .NET Framework class library can help you implement many tasks, including accessing databases, creating graphics, XML processing, networking, reflection, messaging, security, and directory services. The framework is vast, and to discuss all the namespaces is beyond the scope of this book. Instead, you will encounter some of the commonly used namespaces as we explore C# fundamentals. In addition, we will look at some sample namespaces for implementing some of the enterprise tasks (database access, graphics, ...

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