Difference between .NET Compact Framework and .NET Framework

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 Is there any difference between .NET Compact Framework and the .NET Framework? Please help me. Thanks! 

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Difference between .NET Compact Framework and .NET Framework

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Yes there is a difference between the two. Let’s talk about their differences.

.NET Framework

–          This is a software framework that operates on Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, and Win7). It has a library that provides interoperability across multiple programming languages. This is actually considered as the backbone of a Microsoft Windows operated computer since .NET Framework is responsible for making most of the applications/programs on a computer to work properly. A programmer uses .Net Framework and combines it with their source code to produce software that would work on a windows computer.

.NET Compact Framework

–          This is another version of .NET Framework that was created by Microsoft. This other version of .NET Framework is designed for resource constrained devices like PDA’s, mobile phones, etc.  This is not an exact copy of .NET Framework, since it is only intended for resource constrained mobile/embedded devices; the libraries are scaled down to use less space.

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Difference between .NET Compact Framework and .NET Framework

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Microsoft created the software framework called .NET Framework or what usually appears as Microsoft .NET Framework [version & Service Pack information]. This software framework mainly runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems and contains a large library that offers language interoperability. Language interoperability means every language that are present and running on your computer will be able to use other codes that are written in other or different languages. It’s like a language translator that can import and use program codes from another or different program languages making the system very versatile.

On the other hand, the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework or .NET CF is created to run on mobile and or any embedded devices like mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants [PDAs], factory controllers, and others and is a version of the .NET Framework. This uses the same class libraries used by the .NET Framework but only scaled down so it uses less space.

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