MSDN Webcast: Explore the System.Net Namespace in the .NET Framework 2.0 (Level 200)
Increasingly, the applications a developer builds need to interact with common network services. It is a good thing that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 enables to develop connected applications with less hassle and fewer lines of code. This webcast explores the new and improved classes in the System.Net namespace, and shows how to create applications that detect network availability and receive details about the network connections of the computer they are running on. The presenter also covers techniques for sending SMTP mail and transferring data using common protocols like HTTP and FTP. Finally, the presenter explains how to use the HttpListener class to write a simple Web server using very little code.