Technical References

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This section contains reference documentation for technologies employed in the .NET Framework.

ASP.NET Configuration File Syntax

Documents the syntax used to declaratively create an ASP.NET Web forms page.

ClickOnce Reference

Describes the elements and attributes that make up application and deployment manifest, and the format of trust license files..

CodeDOM Quick Reference

Provides a quick lookup table for developers using the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM).

Configuration File Schema for the .NET Framework

Documents the XML tags and attributes used to create configuration files.

Design Guidelines for Developing Class Libraries

Helps library designers ensure that their users reap the benefits of API consistency and ease of use by providing a unified programming model that is independent of the programming language used for development.

MSBuild Reference

Describes the new build system for .NET managed client applications and future versions of Visual Studio.

Performance Counters in the .NET Framework

Describes tools you can use to profile your code.

Unmanaged API Reference

Describes the APIs that runtime hosts call from unmanaged code to configure and load the common language runtime into a process.

Additional Managed Reference Topics

Documents the types in a number of additional namespaces not found in the .NET Framework Class Library. These include namespaces related to SQL Server, XML, and Web development.

XML Standards Reference

Documents a number of XML-related standards, including XML Schema Definition (XSD) language, XML Data Reduced (XDR), XSL Transformations (XSLT), and XPath, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).