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General Reference for the .NET Framework 

This section contains reference information related to the .NET Framework.

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ClickOnce Reference

Describes the structure of the XML files used to represent ClickOnce applications.

CodeDOM Quick Reference

Enables developers using the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) to search for CodeDOM elements by type and function.

Configuration File Schema for the .NET Framework

Describes the configuration schema for the machine configuration file, application configuration files, and the security configuration file.

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

Contains reference information for the new build system for Visual Studio.

Performance Counters in the .NET Framework

Provides a list of performance counters you can find in the Performance console.

Unmanaged API Reference

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

XML Schema Binding Support in the .NET Framework

Describes binding support for data types defined in an XML Schema Definition (XSD) document.

ASP.NET Reference

Provides basic information on how best to configure your own ASP.NET applications.

XML Standards Reference

Provides reference information on XML standards that Microsoft supports.