The Microsoft .NET Framework is a development and execution environment that allows different programming languages and libraries to work together seamlessly to create Windows-based applications that are easier to build, manage, deploy, and integrate with other networked systems.
.NET Framework version history
Native Linux Alternative:
Mono is a cross platform, open source .NET development framework.
Microsoft Open-Source Initiative:
In order to support the open source community around .NET, Microsoft spawned the .NET Foundation. They have an organization portal on GitHub, where the source code of the .NET core libraries is being published under the MIT License.
|4.0||Offline installer (48.1 MB)
|.NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK)||
The Microsoft .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) includes everything developers need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications, documentation, samples, and command-line tools and compilers.
|4.0||.NET Framework 4 SDK Web installer
.NET Framework 4 SDK ISO installer
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