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.NET Framework Samples

These samples provide instruction on various aspects of the .NET Framework and the .NET Compact Framework. The samples are grouped so that you can easily locate the samples appropriate to your needs. Each sample topic contains a user interface to view source files and to download the sample in a folder you specify.

How to: View and Download Samples

Describes how to view source files and download the sample projects to your computer.

How to: Set Sample Settings

Explains how to set environment variable values for the samples in this section.

Application Samples

Provides a snapshot of complete .NET Framework applications. Some samples include information on a variety of related technologies.

Technology Samples

Provides instructions for the implementation of a single development task or technology. Technology samples are designed to be brief and to the point.

.NET Compact Framework Samples

Provides complete application samples and technology samples for the .NET Compact Framework.

.NET Framework Cross-Technology Samples

Includes samples that integrate technologies such as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Windows Presentation Foundation Samples

Includes end-to-end applications that demonstrate multiple platform features, and samples that target a specific technology area, such as controls or animation.

Windows CardSpace Samples

Includes samples that demonstrate how to use Windows CardSpace.

Windows Communication Foundation Samples

Includes samples that demonstrate various aspects of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Windows Workflow Foundation Samples

Includes complete applications that demonstrate the use of several Windows Workflow Foundation technologies, and samples that demonstrate specific features such as activity binding, workflows, and designer hosting.