Core Development Technologies

This section discusses fundamental development tasks and techniques, including how to create, configure, debug, and deploy your .NET Framework application.

In This Section

  • Development Fundamentals
    Provides information about basic application development tasks in the .NET Framework.

  • 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).

  • Configuring Applications
    Explains how developers and administrators can apply settings to various types of configuration files.

  • Data Access
    Provides information about how to access data using ADO.NET, transaction processing, and XML.

  • Debugging and Profiling Applications
    Explains how to test, optimize, and profile .NET Framework applications and the application environment. This section includes information for administrators as well as developers.

  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications
    Shows how to create a self-described, self-contained application, whether the application is a Windows Forms application, an ASP.NET application, or a control to download.

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

  • Logging Support in System.IO.Log
    Describes the System.IO.Log namespace and provides links to further information.

  • Side-by-Side Execution
    Explains what side-by-side execution is and how you can use it to run multiple copies of an application, a component, or the entire runtime.


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

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