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➤ Finding the proper assembly
➤ Loading in the assembly
The folder of base classes contains a lot of assemblies. The most important one is the mscorlib.dll fi le, which contains the most - used types and useful functions for general programming. Whatever .NET component you develop, in whatever architecture, you always use the mscorlib.dll assembly.
292❘CHAPTER 7.NET FRAMEWORK VERSION HISTORY
ASP.NET is for the development of web applications, with the capability of supporting various architectural layers — from the UI through the processes to the web service - based business functions. ASP.NET is one of the most complex parts of the .NET Framework.
ADO.NET is a set of .NET components that can be used to access data and data services. It ’ s commonly used to access and modify data stored in relational databases, though it can also be used to access other structured data sources (via ADO.NET Providers).
Workfl ow Foundation (WF)