Microsoft .NET Framework


.NET Framework is a cross-platform, open-source framework, designed by Microsoft, for developing software.


.NET Framework version 1.0.0 was released on February 13, 2002.

.NET Framework version 1.1.0 was released on April 24, 2003.

.NET Framework version 2.0.0 was released on November 07, 2005.

.NET Framework version 3.0.0 was released on November 06, 2006.

.NET Framework version 3.5.0 was released on November 19, 2007.

.NET Framework version 4.0.0 was released on April 12, 2010.

.NET Framework version 4.5.0 was released on August 15, 2012.

.NET Framework version 4.5.1 was released on October 17, 2013.

.NET Framework version 4.5.2 was released on May 05, 2014.

.NET Framework version 4.6.0 was released on July 20, 2015.

.NET Framework version 4.6.1 was released on November 30, 2015.

.NET Framework version 4.6.2 was released on August 02, 2016.

.NET Framework version 4.7.0 was released on April 05, 2017.

.NET Framework version 4.7.1 was released on October 17, 2017.

.NET Framework version 4.7.2 was released on April 30, 2018.

.NET Framework version 4.8.0 was released on April 18, 2019.


The Framework Class Library (FCL), a .NET Framework implementation of the Standard Libraries as defined in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), is a collection of reusable classes, interfaces and value types.

The Base Class Library (BCL) is the core of the FCL and provides the most fundamental functionality.


Windows Forms (WinForms) is a graphical user interface (GUI) class library in the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a unified programming model for building line-of-business desktop applications on Windows.


ADO.NET, part of the .NET Framework, is a set of classes that expose data access services for creating distributed, data-sharing applications, including the creation of front-end database clients and middle-tier business objects used by applications, tools, languages, or web browsers.

ASP.NET, part of the .NET Framework, is a unified web development model that includes the services necessary for to build enterprise-class web applications with a minimum of coding.


Microsoft provides information about the .NET Framework.

.NET Framework
ADO.NET
ASP.NET
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)


Here are Microsoft certifications related to .NET Framework.


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification in Web Applications requires passing two (2) Microsoft examinations, either Exam 70-480, or Exam 70-483, and Exam 70-86.

70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
70-483: Programming in C#
70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications


Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) App Builder certification requires a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and passing one (1) more Microsoft examination.

70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-538: Implementing Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions


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Here are books about .NET Framework.


2004-03-12
.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1: Base Class Library And Extended Numerics Library
Edition: 1
Series: Microsoft .NET Development
Author: Brad Abrams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780321154897
Type: Book
Format: Hardcover
Price: US $60

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2005-08-23
.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2: Networking Library, Reflection Library, And XML Library
Edition: 1
Series: Microsoft .NET Development
Authors: Brad Abrams and Tamara Abrams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780321194459
Type: Book
Format: Hardcover
Price: US $60

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2008-10-22
Framework Design Guidelines
Edition: 2
Series: Microsoft .NET Development
Authors: Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780321545619
Type: Book
Format: Hardcover
Price: US $65

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