© Roger Villela  2019
Roger VillelaPro .NET Framework with the Base Class Libraryhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4191-2_1

1. The .NET Framework

Roger Villela1 
São Paulo, Brazil

The Microsoft .NET Framework is the official name of the group of technologies and tools designed and implemented based on the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) specification. This chapter describes the architectural and engineering resources available in any implementation of the .NET Framework on any platform.

About the Common Language Infrastructure

The CLI is an open specification that describes executable code and a runtime environment and enables multiple high-level languages to be used on different architectural platforms without being re written.

The CLR, as ...

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