Jump to content
  • Advertisement

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

uray

what is .NET

This topic is 5613 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Advertisement
It's a whole bucketload of completely different stuff that they felt the need to put ".NET" after since they're numbnuts.

It's sorta like the "[productname] XP" bandwagon.

Basically, there's the .NET Framework (which is a bunch of stuff that can be used like the Win32 API), there's ASP.NET (web server stuff like ASP/PHP except geared to use .NET Framework stuff)

Then there's Visual Studio.NET which lets you write programs that use the .NET Framework (C# and VB.NET require the .NET Framework)

The .NET Framework also includes compilers for .NET -> Native Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation.

.NET assemblies are also COM compatible...

[edited by - Nypyren on July 25, 2003 2:42:22 PM]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous Poster
The .Net platforum is basically Microsoft answer to Java and J2EE.

On the simplest level, .Net has virtual machine call the common language runtime (CLR) that needs to be installed on the target machine. It works like the Java virutal machine (BTW, if you have WINXP chances are you have the CLR already).

As far as development, the .Net framework allows for programs to be developed on a variety of languages and run on any machine running the CLR. Just like java.

The prefered programming language that the Devil''s company would like you to use is C#. Suprisingly, the Devil made C# and ISO standard. As such there many other vendors that sell C# environmnets. There even a couple of open source projects.

This is an oversimpfied explanation, visit the devil''s web site for more information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think its important to make the point that .NET programs do not run ontop of a virtual machine like java (usually) does. They are Just-In-Time compiled. Otherwise, the above desriptions are a good overview.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
then what is different between C# and C/C++...
the different is just the devils company make some sensation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:
Original post by uray
then what is different between C# and C/C++...
the different is just the devils company make some sensation?



C# is a new langauge. It has syntax similiar to java and was built with the .NET platform in mind (thats what MS says). I''ve been using it for about 6 months now and really like it. Give it a try if you got Visual Studio.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so if it similiar to Java then it likely similiar to C++ right...?,then the different is?
what make C# different from Java?
and what make C# different from C/C++?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

GameDev.net is your game development community. Create an account for your GameDev Portfolio and participate in the largest developer community in the games industry.

Sign me up!