.NET Framework Application Essentials

This section of the .NET Framework documentation provides information about basic application development tasks in the .NET Framework.

In This Section

Base Types
Discusses formatting and parsing base data types and using regular expressions to process text.

Collections and Data Structures
Discusses the various collection types available in the .NET Framework, including stacks, queues, lists, arrays, and structs.

Generics
Describes the Generics feature, including the generic collections, delegates, and interfaces provided by the .NET Framework. Provides links to feature documentation for C#, Visual Basic and Visual C++, and to supporting technologies such as Reflection.

Numerics
Describes the numeric types in the .NET Framework.

Events
Provides an overview of the event model in the .NET Framework.

Exceptions
Describes error handling provided by the .NET Framework and the fundamentals of handling exceptions.

File and Stream I-O
Explains how you can perform synchronous and asynchronous file and data stream access and how to use to isolated storage.

Dates, Times, and Time Zones
Describes how to work with time zones and time zone conversions in time zone-aware applications.

Application Domains and Assemblies
Describes how to create and work with assemblies and application domains.

Serialization
Discusses the process of converting the state of an object into a form that can be persisted or transported.

Resources in Desktop Apps
Describes the .NET Framework support for creating and storing resources. This section also describes support for localized resources and the satellite assembly resource model for packaging and deploying those localized resources.

Globalization and Localization
Provides information to help you design and develop world-ready applications.

Accessibility
Provides information about Microsoft UI Automation, which is an accessibility framework that addresses the needs of assistive technology products and automated test frameworks by providing programmatic access to information about the user interface (UI).

Attributes
Describes how you can use attributes to customize metadata.

64-bit Applications
Discusses issues relevant to developing applications that will run on a Windows 64-bit operating system.

Development Guide
Provides a guide to all key technology areas and tasks for application development, including creating, configuring, debugging, securing, and deploying your application, and information about dynamic programming, interoperability, extensibility, memory management, and threading.

Security
Provides information about the classes and services in the common language runtime and the .NET Framework that facilitate secure application development.