The .NET Framework is Microsoft's comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files that are required to run and develop applications to target the .NET Framework 4.

The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.

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.NET Core SDK

Cross-platform .NET implementation. The smallest download to build .NET apps, using command line tools and any editor.

.NET Framework

Windows-only .NET implementation. Run existing .NET applications on Windows.

Visual Studio

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing .NET apps on Windows. Includes .NET Core and .NET Framework.

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