The .NET Framework contains a set of libraries and system components for creating and running programs under the .NET architecture. It helps to achieve cross-platform programs and universal solutions in the code.
.NET Framework 2.0 was released in 2005 for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (Service Pack 2) as well as Windows Server 2003. The platform allows the use of unified Internet services on different devices: different programs access unified data in a similar way. It contains a compiler to translate the code into a unified algorithm. The latter is translated into commands understandable to the operating system.