.Net is a programming language developed by Microsoft. It was designed to build applications which could run on the Windows platform.The .Net programming language can be used to develop Forms based applications, Web based applications, and Web services.Developers can choose from a variety of programming languages available on the .Net platform. The most common ones are VB.Net and C#.
The .Net framework is a software development platform developed by Microsoft. The framework was meant to create applications, which would run on the Windows Platform. The first version of the .Net framework was released in the year 2002.The version was called .Net framework 1.0. The .Net framework has come a long way since then, and the current version is 4.7.1. The .Net framework can be used to create both - Form-based and Web-based applications. Web services can also be developed using the .Net framework.The framework also supports various programming languages such as Visual Basic and C#. So developers can choose and select the language to develop the required application. In this chapter, you will learn some basics of the .Net framework.