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.NET Framework Advanced Development 

This section of the Help covers advanced programming subjects related to the .NET Framework.

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Administration and Management

Describes how to manage objects in the Active Directory, and how to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to obtain enterprise data and automate administrative tasks.

Asynchronous Programming Design Patterns

Describes two design patterns available in the .NET Framework that are used to run threads separately from the main application thread.

Dynamic Source Code Generation and Compilation

Explains the .NET Framework SDK mechanism called the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM), which enables the output of source code in multiple programming languages.

Emitting Dynamic Methods and Assemblies

Describes a set of managed types in the System.Reflection.Emit namespace that allow a compiler or tool to emit metadata and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) at run time and optionally generate a portable executable (PE) file on disk.

Garbage Collection

Discusses how the garbage collector manages memory and how you can program to use memory more efficiently.

Hosting the Common Language Runtime

Explains the concept of a runtime host, which loads the runtime into a process, creates the application domain within the process, and loads and executes user code.


Describes services provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework for interaction with COM components, COM+ services, external type libraries, and many operating system services.

Network Programming

Shows how to use Internet access classes to implement both Web- and Internet-based applications.


Explains how to get access to type information at run time by using reflection.


Discusses writing reliable code for any host executing in a .NET Framework version 2.0 environment.

Remote Objects

Discusses establishing communication between objects that run in different processes.


Discusses the process of converting the state of an object into a form that can be persisted or transported

Managed Threading

Explains the runtime support for threading and how to program using various synchronization techniques.

Writing Serviced Components

Describes how to configure and register serviced components to access COM+ services.


.NET Framework Class Library

Supplies syntax, code examples, and related information for each class contained in the .NET Framework namespaces.