Visual Studio .NET is a complete set of development tools for building ASP Web applications, XML Web services, desktop applications, and mobile applications. Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, Visual C# .NET, and Visual J# .NET all use the same integrated development environment (IDE), which allows them to share tools and facilitates in the creation of mixed-language solutions. In addition, these languages leverage the functionality of the .NET Framework, which provides access to key technologies that simplify the development of ASP Web applications and XML Web services.
This topic contains information about:
- Visual Studio .NET Highlights
- Read overviews of Visual J#, Smart Device Applications, ASP.NET Mobile Designer, Windows Forms, XML Web services, and XML support in Visual Studio .NET.
- The .NET Framework
- Read a brief overview of the Common Language Runtime, unified programming classes, and ASP.NET.
- Getting Started
- Discover tutorials, templates, and migration information to get you up and running with this version of Visual Studio.
Visual Studio .NET Highlights
This section contains information about some of the latest tools and technologies available in this release of Visual Studio.