What are the major components of .Net framework?


.Net framework is a generic software development framework, on top of which we can develop different types of applications such as

  • Console Application
  • Windows desktop Application
  • Web services
  • XML Web Services
  • Windows phone application
  • Windows Services

.Net framework comes with the following components

  • Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • Common Type System (CTS)
  • Common Language Specification (CLS)
  • Base class library (BCL)
  • Framework Class Library (FCL)
  • Cross-language interoperability
  • Profiling

Dot Net component stack

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Each component is explained in subsequent questions.

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