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What Is the .NET Framework?

The .NET Framework has the following main components:

Refer to Figure 2.1 for a detailed look at the components of the .NET Framework.

Figure 2.1. Take a closer look at the .NET framework.

The following sections describe each component of the .NET Framework in detail.

Common Language Runtime (CLR)

The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the runtime environment provided by the .NET Framework. It performs certain activities that are vital to the functioning of the .NET Framework. For example, one of the most important tasks performed by CLR is managing ...

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