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01-06-04, 15:35
Does anyone actually know what this does, it uses so much sapce that i need for files. Is it really important, or can i un-nistall.

01-06-04, 18:18
You can unistall it if you want. That is, if you don't use any programs that utilise the .NET framework. I can't explain exactly what it is, but as far as I understand it, it's a bit like how some programs are built with java, and need a java environment to run. Well .NET is similar. Some programs are built using it, and you need it to install & use these programs. They will usually say if they need it to install and run.

[ 01. June 2004, 19:18: Message edited by: Neteru ]

02-06-04, 11:45
for those budding programmers among us - they will know .NET framework is the microsofts next gen programming platform.

.NET Framework is a piece of software that allows programs written in .NET language to run. As you said Neteru, like with programs written in Java, they require a little piece of software to run also. If you have anything made with .NET you will require these files - that is why it is normally installed on your system in the first place - because you installed something that needed the files - i also believe windows update is another place the .NET framework can be installed from.

.NET programming did not boom as microsoft expected - so there are not as many programs made with it as is expected.

Hope that helps SpArKy - have a great day :D

02-06-04, 12:02
Well ido believe it was a critical update, not sure if it were critical though. Buts where i got it from, i think my msn messanger uses it, because it makes my msn windows transparent so i can see through them, cool!

Duffman you are a very experienced person with computers, you are of always a great help. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

09-06-04, 14:31
You are right Sparky... transparent (also known as "alpha blending") in msn messneger uses .NET framework to perform the action...

Tho alpha blending is also feasible in other languages - im pretty sure msn messenger woul dhave been written in a microsoft language like .NET http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

i think microsoft chuck th word "critical" around too loosely... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

09-06-04, 15:43
Yes they certainly do, thing is am only just 18 ad only really just got into commys, but learnt alot already and am just playing with certain things, and just want to know what things are actually for.
God knows wat am gonna study in Uni!