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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Chapter 14. .NET Libraries

In this chapter:

  • Namespaces for C#, Microsoft Visual Basic, and Microsoft Windows theme tools

  • System namespaces containing numerous tools for collections, data, diagnostics, globalizations, input/output (IO), Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and many more

MOST OF THE GENERAL TOPICS DISCUSSED so far have applied to some extent to many programming environments. For example, the most commonly used programming languages today have for loops, while loops, and classes.

This chapter deals with a topic that applies only to .NET programming: the Microsoft .NET Framework libraries. These libraries provide all sorts of useful tools that can save you a huge amount of programming time and lines of code, but they are available only in ...

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