In the Microsoft® .NET Framework, the System.Net namespace exposes the functionality of many networking protocols, such as HTTP and SMTP. The upcoming release of the .NET Framework 3.5 (which will ship with Visual Studio® 2008, formerly code-named "Orcas") includes a number of performance and functional enhancements to these core networking layers. In this article, we'll look at three key changes provided by the System.Net team:
- High performance Socket API
- International Resource Identifier support for URIs
- Peer-to-Peer (P2P) namespace
The upcoming release of the .NET Framework 3.5 will introduce changes to the Framework itself. The features described in this article are available in the Beta 1 release of Visual Studio 2008, available for download from MSDN®.