NET FRAME WORK INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
01. When was .NET announced?Ans : Bill Gates delivered a keynote at Forum 2000, held June 22, 2000, outliningthe .NET 'vision'. The July 2000 PDC had a number of sessions on .NET technology,and delegates were given CDs containing a pre-release version of the .NETframework/SDK and Visual Studio.NET. 02. When was the first version of .NET released?Ans : The final version of the 1.0 SDK and runtime was made publicly availablearound 6pm PST on 15-Jan-2002. At the same time, the final version of VisualStudio.NET was made available to MSDN subscribers. 03. What platforms does the .NET Framework run on?Ans : The runtime supports Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT4 SP6a and WindowsME/98. Windows 95 is not supported. Some parts of the framework do not work onall platforms - for example, ASP.NET is only supported on Windows XP andWindows 2000. Windows 98/ME cannot be used for development. IIS is notsupported on Windows XP Home Edition, and so cannot be used to host ASP.NET.However, the ASP.NET Web Matrix web server does run on XP Home. The Monoproject is attempting to implement the .NET framework on Linux. 04. What is the CLR?Ans : CLR = Common Language Runtime. The CLR is a set of standard resourcesthat (in theory) any .NET program can take advantage of, regardless of programming language. Robert Schmidt (Microsoft) lists the following CLRresources in his MSDN PDC# article:Object-oriented programming model(inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, garbage collection)
Security model Type system All .NET base classesMany .NET framework classes Development, debugging, and profilingtools Execution and code management IL-to-native translators and optimizers
What this means is that in the .NET world, different programming languages willbe more equal in capability than they have ever been before, although clearly notall languages will support all CLR services.