Network Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework
What we have in this chapter?
C# .NET: HtmlDownloadForm
Visual Basic .NET: Windows Service File Downloader
C# .NET: Windows Service File Downloader
Visual Basic .NET: Console-Based File Downloader
C# .NET: Console-Based File Downloader
Common .NET Framework–Based Network Application Elements
Input/Output Through Streams
Threading and Asynchronous APIs
More to Come
In this intro Chapter, we will go through an overview of the .NET Framework and the CLR. We will talk about the motivating factors behind these technologies and the key benefits that they provide. Finally, we will discuss the elements contained within the .NET Framework that are most applicable to network development scenarios. Hopefully, then you’ll agree that you can build just about any type of network application using the .NET Framework. In the chapters ahead, we’ll be going through the specifics of exactly how to build the best distributed applications using each of the key technologies that make up network programming for the .NET Framework.