A programming infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and running applications and services that use .NET technologies, such as desktop applications and Web services.
The .NET Framework contains three major parts:
the Common Language Runtime
the Framework Class Library
- Dot-Matrix Printer
A type of printer that produces characters and illustrations by striking pins against an ink ribbon to print closely spaced dots in the appropriate shape. Dot-matrix printers are relatively expensive and do not produce high-quality output. However, they can print to multi-page forms (that is, carbon copies), something laser and ink-jet printers cannot do. Dot-matrix […]
- dot pitch
Also called phosphor pitch, a measurement that indicates the diagonal distance between like-colored phosphor dots on a display screen. Measured in millimeters, the dot pitch is one of the principal characteristics that determines the quality of display monitors. The lower the number, the crisper the image. The dot pitch of color monitors for personal computers […]
- double click
Tapping a mouse button twice in rapid succession. Note that the second click must immediately follow the first, otherwise the program will interpret them as two separate clicks rather than one double click. In Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh interface, you can use a double click to open files and applications. Both systems let you […]
- double-density disk
A floppy disk that has twice the storage capacity of a single-density floppy. Single-density disks are now obsolete. Double-density 5¼-inch disks for PCs can hold 360K of data. Double-density 3½-inch disks can hold 720K.
In online forums double posting is when a user posts the same message or slightly edited versions of the message more than once, in more than on discussion thread. Double-post is also called cross-post.