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Itai Shin9,928 Points
what is it .NET framework?
hi I have just started to learn c#, and I did not understand what is framework and method
Daniel Hartin18,106 Points
The .NET framework is basically a whole bunch of code written by microsoft which you can take advantage of in your own C# code. You use this by calling methods from classes they have already written and documented without actually having to know or even see what happens in their code.
System.Console.ReadLine(); is an example of one such method. I don't know what code they use inside the Console class or the ReadLine method and to be honest you and I don't need to, we simply only need know what it does, which is obviously return a string value from user input.
This is the power of reusing code and not reinventing the wheel when creating your own software. Wherever possible (at least when it's from a good source like microsoft) use code that's been written and tested before if it fits your needs it will help you concentrate on what is unique to your own software and become more efficient.
Hope this helps Daniel