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General Reference for the .NET Framework

This section contains information about configuration elements, performance counters, and unmanaged APIs you can use in your .NET Framework applications.

For syntax, code examples, and usage information for .NET Framework managed types and members, see the class library.

In This Section


  • ClickOnce Reference
    Describes the structure of the XML files used to represent ClickOnce applications.

  • Overview of the .NET Framework
    Provides conceptual overviews of the key features of the .NET Framework, including the common language runtime, the .NET Framework class library, and cross-language interoperability.

  • .NET Framework Core Development
    Discusses fundamental development tasks and techniques, including how to create, configure, debug, and deploy your .NET Framework application.

  • .NET Framework Advanced Development
    Covers advanced programming topics such as add-ins and extensibility, administration and management, interoperability, reflection, remoting, serialization, and managed threading.

  • .NET Framework Samples
    Provides links to the MSDN Code Gallery for sample applications that demonstrate .NET Framework technologies.

  • .NET Framework Tools
    Describes the tools that help you develop, configure, and deploy applications by using .NET Framework technologies.