3.4 Summary

We started this chapter by telling you that .NET provides a common programming model, which reduces the learning curve and increases productivity. Once you've learned how to do something using the classes in the .NET Framework, this knowledge will transfer to any .NET language. We then illustrated that we could write the same type of code, supporting major .NET features, in any given language that targets the CLR. Finally, we proved to you that .NET indeed supports language integration, which was never possible using Microsoft platforms and tools, prior to .NET.