The .NET Framework 2 is Microsoft's managed code programming model for building applications on Windows clients, servers, or mobile devices.
Developers use .NET Framework to build applications of many types: Web applications, server applications, smart client applications, console applications, database applications, and more.
To support this variety, the .NET Framework includes a broad set of supporting class libraries, including: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), for visually stunning user experiences on Windows clients; Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), enabling fast and flexible communications among applications across your enterprise; Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), allowing developers to build workflows into any application; ASP.NET, for high-performance and interactive Web-based applications; Libraries for handling XML, data, IO, cryptography, text-to-speech, and more.
The redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework 2.0.
The .NET Framework 2 improves scalability and performance of applications with improved caching, application deployment and updating with ClickOnce, support for the broadest array of browsers and devices with ASP.NET 2.0 controls and services.
The .NET Framework enables developers to build, deploy, and run XML Web services and Microsoft .NET–connected applications. It provides a highly productive environment for integrating existing investments with next-generation applications and services.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Premium; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Starter; Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition; Windows XP Service Pack 2
Homepage - https://www.microsoft.com/net/framework
Size: 23.8 MB
The Microsoft .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) v2.0 (x86) includes tools, documentation and samples developers need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications. You must install the Redistributable Package version 2.0 (x86) prior to installing the .NET Framework 2.0 SDK (x86).