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
Provides basic information about how best to configure your ASP.NET applications.
CodeDOM Quick Reference
Enables developers who use the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) to search for CodeDOM elements by type and function.
Configuration File Schema for the .NET Framework
Describes the configuration schema for the machine configuration file, application configuration files, and the security configuration file.
Design Guidelines for Developing Class Libraries
Provides guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework.
Contains reference information for the build system for Visual Studio.
Performance Counters in the .NET Framework
Describes the counters that you can use to track the performance of an application.
Unmanaged API Reference
Describes the API elements that runtime hosts call from unmanaged code to configure and load the common language runtime into a process.
Windows Communication Foundation Configuration Schema
Describes the configuration elements that help you configure Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service and client applications.
Windows Communication Foundation Directive Syntax
Describes the @ServiceHost directive, which defines page-specific attributes that are used by the .svc compiler.
Windows Workflow Foundation Configuration Schema
Describes workflow configuration elements.
XML Standards Reference
Provides reference information on XML standards that Microsoft supports.
.NET Framework Glossary Portal
Provides a list of terms and definitions commonly encountered in the .NET Framework programming model.
- .NET Framework Class Library
Supplies syntax, code examples, and usage instructions for each class in the .NET Framework namespaces.
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.