2 Visual StudioIt is the complete set of development tools for building ASP.NET Web applications, XML Web Services, desktop applications and mobile applications.Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C# and Visual J# all use the same integrated development environment(IDE).
3 .NET FrameworkIt is the a software component, which is added to Microsoft windows OS.It had two main component:The ‘Common Language Runtime(CLR)’The ‘Base Class Library(BCL)’Common Language Runtime:-It is the foundation of .Net Framework, It is the agent that manage the code at execution time.It provide core services as memory management, remoting etc.Code that targets the runtime is known as ‘managed code’.Others known as ‘unmanaged code’.
4 Base Class Library(BCL) It is a comprehensive, object-oriented collection of reusable types(classes) that you can use to develop applications ranging from traditional command-line or graphical user interface(GUI) application.The function of the class library are used by programmers who combine them with their own code to produce applications.Two time compilationFirst the source code is compiled using an appropriate compiler which generates an intermediate code called ‘Microsoft Intermediate Language(MSIL)’ code.Second before running the application this MSIL code is compiled to the appropriate native code for the OS using an appropriate compiler called ‘Just In Time(JIT) ‘ compiler, inside the CLR.
5 Principal design features Interoperability:-Because interaction between new and older applications is commonly required, the .NET Framework provides means to access functionality that is implemented in programs that execute outside the .NET environment
6 Principal design features Common Runtime Engine :-The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the virtual machine component of the .NET framework.All .NET programs execute under the supervision of the CLR,Main functions in the areas of memory management, security, and exception handling.
7 Principal design features Language Independence:-The .NET Framework introduces a Common Type System, or CTS.Because of this feature, the .NET Framework supports the exchange of instances of types between programs written in any of the .NET languages
8 Principal design features Base Class Library :-The Base Class Library (BCL), part of the Framework Class Library (FCL), is a library of functionality available to all languages using the .NET Framework.The BCL provides classes which encapsulate a number of common functions, including file reading and writing,graphical rendaring, database interaction and XML document manipulation.
9 Principal design features Simplified Deployment :-The .NET framework includes design features and tools that help manage the installation of computer software to ensure that it does not interfere with previously installed software, and that it conforms to security requirements.
10 Principal design features Security:-The design is meant to address some of the vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflow, that have been exploited by malicious software.Additionally, .NET provides a common security model for all applications.
11 Principal design features Portability:-It is cross-platform compatible.Although Microsoft's implementation of the CLR and base class libraries are designed to run only under Microsoft Windows,A cross-platform implementation is available by way of the Mono Project, which can be run on both Windows/PC and Unix/Linux (however it is compatible only up to .NET 2.0).
13 Architecture Common Language Infrastructure (CLI):- Assemblies:- Microsoft's implementation of the CLI is called the common language runtime (CLR)Assemblies:-The CIL code is housed in .NET assemblies.Assemblies are stored in the Portable Executable (PE) format, common on the Windows platform for all DLL and EXE files.
14 Architecture Metadata:- All CIL is self-describing through .NET metadataThe CLR checks the metadata to ensure that the correct method is called.Metadata is usually generated by language compilers but developers can create their own metadata through custom attributes.
15 Architecture Security:- NET has its own security mechanism with two general features: Code Access Security (CAS), and validation and verification.Code Access Security uses evidence to determine the permissions granted to the code.When an assembly is loaded the CLR performs various tests.Two such tests are validation and verification.During validation the CLR checks that the assembly contains valid metadata and CIL, and whether the internal tables are correct.
16 Architecture Class library:- The .NET Framework includes a set of standard class libraries.The class library is organized in a hierarchy of namespace.Most of the built in APIs are part of either System.* or Microsoft.* namespaces.These class libraries implement a large number of common functions, such as file reading and writing, graphic rendering, database interaction, and XML document manipulation, among others.The .NET class libraries are available to all .Net languages
17 Architecture Memory management:- NET Framework includes a garbage collector which runs periodically, on a separate thread from the application's thread, that enumerates all the unusable objects and reclaims the memory allocated to them.
18 Versions Version Version Number Release Date Visual Studio Default in Windows1.0Visual Studio .NET1.1Visual Studio .NET 2003Windows Server 20032.0Visual Studio 20053.0Windows Vista, Windows Server 20083.5Visual Studio 2008Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R24 Beta 2Visual Studio 2010
19 Versions .NET Framework 1.0:- .NET Framework 1.1:- This is the first release of the .NET Framework, released on 13 February 2002 and available for Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP..NET Framework 1.1:-This is the first major .NET Framework upgrade. It is available on its own as a redistributed package or in a software development kit, and was published on 3 April 2003.It is also part of the second release of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (released as Visual Studio .NET 2003)
20 Versions Changes in 1.1 on comparison with 1.0 Built-in support for mobile ASP.NET controls.Security changesBuilt-in support for ODBC and Oracle databases..NET Compact Framework - a version of the .NET Framework for small devices.Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support.Numerous API changes.
21 Versions NET Framework 2.0:- Released with Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft SQL Serve 2005The 2.0 Redistributable Package can be downloaded for free from Microsoft, and was published on 22 January 2006.The 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) can be downloaded for free from MicrosoftIt is included as part of Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
22 Versions Changes in 2.0 in comparison with 1.1 Numerous API changes. Full 64-bit supportLanguage support for generics built directly into the .NET CLR.Many additional and improved ASP.NET web controls.New data controls with declarative data binding.New personalization features for ASP.NET, such as support for themes, skins and webparts.Partial classesData TablesGenerics
23 Versions NET Framework 3.0:- .NET Framework 3.0, formerly called WinFX, was released on 21 November 2006.It includes a new set of managed code APIs that are an integral part of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.It is also available for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 as a download.There are no major architectural changes included with this release.NET Framework 3.0 uses the Common Language Runtime of .NET Framework 2.0.NET Framework 3.0 consists of four major new components:Windows Presentation FoundationWindows Communication FoundationWindows Workflow FoundationWindows CardSpace
24 Versions .NET Framework 3.5:- Version 3.5 of the .NET Framework was released on 19 November 2007, but it is not included with Windows Server 2008.As with .NET Framework 3.0, version 3.5 uses the CLR of version 2.0.It adds some methods and properties to the BCL classes in version 2.0 which are required for version 3.5 features such as Language Integrated Query (LINQ).As with previous versions, a new .NET Compact Framework 3.5 was released in tandem with this update in order to provide support for additional features on Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE devices.
25 Versions NET Framework 4:- ADO.NET:- This helps catch more programming errors at compile-time and makes the IDE's Intellisense feature more beneficial.Language Integrated Query (LINQ):-LINQ to ObjectsLINQ to XMLLINQ to SQLNET Framework 4:-Microsoft announced the .NET Framework 4 on 29 September 2008
26 NET vs. Java and Java EEThe CLI and .NET languages such as C# and VB have many similarities to Sun's JVM and Java.Both are based on a virtual machine model that hides the details of the computer hardware on which their programs run.Both use their own intermediate byte-code, Microsoft calling theirs Common Intermediate Language (CIL; formerly MSIL) and Sun calling theirs Java bytecode.On .NET the byte-code is always compiled before execution, in Just In Time (JIT) With Java the byte-code is either interpreted, compiled in advance, or compiled JIT.Both provide extensive class librariesThe namespaces provided in the .NET Framework closely resemble the platform packages in the Java EE API Specification