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can you call this a " .NET application" ?

P: 8
wow... I think I'm in a trouble now.

My boss is a web programmer.
She said, the client asked her to develop a " dot net C" application.
So, she bought Microsoft visualstudio .NET 2003
and managed to develop a " DOT NET " application.

What she did is, in the Microsoft visualstudio .NET 2003,
made a new MFC project,
( new project -> visual c++ project -> MFC -> MFC application )
and developed an application.

She never used .NET library, and the syntax is different from the syntax that I saw in some .NET C++ book ( i have no experient in .NET ).

now, i am not sure what the client means by ".net application" and
what my boss means by ".net application".
however, I strongly doubt that if you can call the application that she's been working on for 6 month can be called a " DOT NET " application.

Can anyone tell me what can be the definition of a " DOT NET application"?
Can you call the application that my boss is developing a " DOT NET application"?

now she passed the "DOT NET work" which I dont think a "DOT NET work" at all and want me to finish it up.
Jun 6 '07 #1
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P: 79
Bad news, I'm affraid...
A MFC Application IS NOT a .NET application, even though it has been written with VS 2003 .NET. That MFC Ap. is compiled into a native windows program which uses the MFC library,while on the other hand a .NET application is compiled into MS Intermediate Language which runs on the CommonLangiageRuntime(the core of the .NET Framework.)

In order to build a .NET program you select "Windows Forms Application" from the new project wizard.(This is in VS 2005).
Jun 6 '07 #2

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A .NET application would be one utilizing the framework. Its a library and a means to an end. As posted above, an MFC application is just that, an MFC app, not a .NET app.
Jun 6 '07 #3

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