Argue with a Friend about 3.5 vs 2 RRS feed

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  • hi

    me and my friend had an argument about the difference between 3.5 as a framework vs 3.0 as a framework

    ive read that the major versions of framework are : 1 , 1.1  , 2 , 3.5

    and he told me that also 3.0

    i told him that its not right
    it is not considered a framework such as 3.5.
    so here is the final quesion : does the relation between 3.0 to 2.0 is THE SAME as 3.5 to 2.0 ??? ( frameworkly ...) 

    who is right ? me  or him ?
    thanks. ( a lot of money is involved here...) :)

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:18 PM


  • Hi Royi,

    Welcome to MSDN forums.

    Until now, the major .NET Frameworks are .NET 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0.

    The .NET Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and XML Web services. The .NET Framework has two main components: the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The common language runtime is the foundation of the .NET Framework. .NET Framework 3.5 uses CLR version 2.0 and so does .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, while .NET framework 1.1 uses v1.1.

    .NET Framework 3.5 includes .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1.
    For better understanding on the relationship between them, please refer to:

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 26, 2010 2:22 AM
    Friday, February 19, 2010 8:15 AM