Summary of Development Tutorial

This tutorial introduced several sample programs that described the process of developing .NET Framework applications. You learned how several different languages — in our examples, Managed Extensions for C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic — could be used to both create and call components written in any .NET runtime compatible language. You also learned how to use the new Windows Forms library to create true Windows applications. Finally, you saw how the same languages can be used inside ASP.NET to provide substantially more power and flexibility than was previously available to Web developers using embedded scripting languages.

Where to Find Additional Information

Developers creating server applications should review Creating ASP.NET Web Applications.

Advanced developers will also benefit from reading the overview material in Inside the .NET Framework, which includes information on the common language runtime and the type system.

See Also

Appendix A: Tools for Exploring Namespaces