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Roger VillelaPro .NET Framework with the Base Class Libraryhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4191-2_2

2. The Base Class Library

Roger Villela1 
São Paulo, Brazil

This chapter will cover the BCL foundational library.

The Importance of the BCL

.NET has an extensive set of standard libraries; they are organized into two groups: the core set, which is the BCL, and the complete set, which is the FCL. Both the core set and the complete set are not static (closed); in other words, they are continually being improved by Microsoft and, in the case of the core set for the .NET Core and Mono implementations, by community contributions. The BCL is expected to be part of any .NET implementation as stated by the CLI specification. Because ...

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