.NET Framework V2.0

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.NET Framework 2.0 is the updated, stable, and the most important update after 1.1 version of the most well-known Software development platform that allowed the developers the freedom to design and create windows and mobile-based applications that took full advantage of its advanced architecture and professionally made libraries. These tools facilitate the development and support of mobile device development with ASP.NET Mobile controls (also known as Microsoft mobile development toolkit).

.NET Framework is designed to provide a code-execution environment for eliminating the bugs and performance issues of the scripted or interpreted environments and prioritizing secure execution of codes made by the unknown or third-party developers. The updated version of .NET Framework comes with a set of instructions that comes with preloaded libraries (network connectivity, data access, user interface, and more) that can adapt itself into several programming languages of various apps that can do it's intended effect and can be executed inside a common application virtual machine that overlooks and manage common functions and features like security, exception handling, memory management and more. This combination between class libraries and common language runtime is what we know as .NET Framework.

Functions of the .NET framework
In order to execute certain codes that define the behavior of a certain function, the .NET Framework contains two core sets of instructions such as common language runtime (CLR) and Framework class library. It acts as the main lifeline that carries on the crucial role in managing the code at execution time all the while performing primary services such as remoting, thread management, memory management. Taking everything into account it executes strict type safety and other forms of code accuracy that reinforce optimization and security.

The runtime also improves the developer's productivity because it's simple and easy to understand class libraries, components, and runtime compiled by other developers in different languages, improving the allocating process for existing apps.

.NET framework's first version was announced to the common public in February of 2002 for Windows 98, NT, Me, 2000, and XP. But the most important and essential potential of the program came over a year later in 2003. Since then its newer versions have seen improvement in software development kit package and common language runtime that could only be downloaded individually and could be used with visual studio .NET 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and more.

Key features of .NET Framework 2.0 

  1. Improved application deployment
  2. Better Caching
  3. Support for a wide range of devices and browser
  4. Improved performance and better scalability
  5. Improved Caching

Common language runtime features
Common language runtime consists of runtime that is the execution engine that manages code execution, code safety verification, compilation, thread execution and memory, and other system services. When an application is opened CLR takes the lead and uses a just-in-time compiler (JIT) to convert it into machine code that can run on the particular architecture of the system it is running from. In addition to that, it also provides multi-language support by making changes to the compiler that are used to convert the source to intermediate language (IL) and from IL to native code, enforcing the program's safety and security.

When it comes to robust security, CLR oversees system security with the help of code and user identity ingrained with permission checks. The managed components are given a specific degree of clearance. Depending on the number of factors and their origins such as the internet, local computer, and network. Meaning that the managed component might not work as they intended to for example file access operations, registry access operations, and other sensitive operations even if it's used in the same active application.

The runtime also initiates the code's effectiveness y enabling a strict type and code verification infrastructure known as a common type system (CTS). The CTS makes sure that all of the managed codes are self-working as they're designed to. Microsoft or third-party developers create various language compilers that respond to the CTS. Leading to the conclusion that the managed code can utilize other managed types and instances.

Class library features of .NET framework
The class library contains a set of APIs and types of common functionality that integrate strictly with the common language runtime. This process makes it easy for developers to achieve and accomplish common programming tasks such as string management, database connectivity, file access, data collection, and so on. You can use the .NET Framework to develop the following types of apps and services.

  • Windows services
  • Console apps
  • Net applications
  • Windows Presentation Foundation apps
  • Service-based apps using windows communication foundation

The class library features plenty of collection of classes that are available for developers to make use of these classes Microsoft developed for creating and making the application fulfill various tasks such as performing input-output operations, drawing graphics, working with files and other data storage, data access, web services and many other functions developed by .NET Framework.


  • Great caching system
  • Object-oriented programming


  • Vendor lock-in
  • Licensing cost
.NET Framework V2.0 .NET Framework V2.0

App Name: .NET Framework V2.0

License: Freeware

OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64

Latest Version: V2.0SP2

Latest Update: 2020-11-09

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

User Rating: 4

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