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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 1. Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

1-1 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) What Is .NET?
1-2 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Windows of the Past
1-3 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Common Language Runtime
1-4 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding the Common Language Specification
1-5 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Understanding the Common Type System
1-6 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Handling Memory and Garbage
1-7 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The .NET Framework Class Library
1-8 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) What about C++?
1-9 offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) .NET Servers and the Future of .NET

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search
  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercises.
    Return here after completing your hands-on exercises.


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