What’s New in .Net Framework 2.0

1. 64-Bit Support: .Net Framework 2.0 provides new support for the development

of 54-bit applications that run faster in comparison to 32-bit applications.

2. ACL Support: ACL, which stands for Access Control List, is a list containing

access permission for users to access the resources on a computer. .NET

Framework 2.0 has added several new classes, like AccessControlActions and

AccessControlModification that can be utilize by managed code to work with

ACL permissions.

3. New Features of ADO. NET: Several new features has been added to ADO

.NET like Asynchronous processing, Batch Processing, Connection pooling

control, Database mirroring in SQL Server 2005, DataRow enhancement, Schema

discovery, SQL Server UDT supports.

4. Authenticated Stream Class: .NET Framework 2.0 provide the new stream

classes, NegotiateStream class and SslStream that applications can use for


5. FTP Support: Now with .NET Framework 2.0, applications can access the FTP

resources. This FTP access is achieved by using newly added classes

WebRequest, WebResponse, and WebClient.

6. The New Ping Class: The newly added Ping class provides functionality similar

to the ping command. You can use this class to verify connectivity with remote

computer. With the Send and SendAsync Methods of the Ping class, you can send

either synchronous or asynchronous calls to verify the network connectivity.

7. SMTP Support: Now, application can send e-mails to recipients by using classes

in the System.Net.Mail and System.Net.Mime namespace.

8. Generics: The concept of generics in .NET Framework 2.0 caters to the need of

something like Templates in C++. Namespace System.Collection.Generic, which

contain classes to support the concept of generics.

9. Serving HTTP Requests within Applications: With the HTTPListener class,

you can simulate a Web server to process the HTTP requests. The Web server is

active as long as the object of the HTTPListener class is alive.( This class will

works only in Windows – XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Server 2003

environment, otherwise PlatformNotSupportedException.

10. Determining Changes in Network Connectivity: Newly introduced

NetworkChange class that enables application to determine the changes in the

network connectivity. If the IP address of the network card or an adapter is

changed due to any reason, which could be a network cable unplugged or a

hardware failure, NetworkChange class generates this notification by raising the

NetworkAddressChanged events.

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