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.NET Framework Samples 

The samples in the .NET Framework SDK 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.


Some samples were late breaking and do not have topics. These samples are installed in the \Program Files\Microsoft.NET\SDK\v2.0\LateBreaking folder. See the readme.txt file for in the sample folders for a description and instructions on how to build and run the sample.

In This Section

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

Describes how to set required environment path variables and use the SDK Command Prompt.

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.

Related Sections


Provides information about the QuickStarts, a series of brief samples that demonstrate key .NET Framework technologies.

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