Network Programming in VB.NET

The System.Net namespaces encompass a collection of classes that offer developers a straightforward programming interface to interact with various network protocols and perform tasks such as sending emails, working with MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange) representations, and accessing peer-to-peer networking functionality.


These namespaces provide a comprehensive set of tools and functionalities to facilitate network communication and data exchange. Developers can utilize these classes to establish connections, transfer files, retrieve web content using HTTP, and handle other network-related operations.

Among the numerous protocols supported by the System.Net namespaces, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) are considered the primary Internet protocols. FTP is commonly used for file transfers, while HTTP serves as the foundation of the World Wide Web.

In the upcoming VB.NET chapters, you will explore deeper into the System.Net namespace, exploring its various classes, methods, and properties. These chapters will serve as valuable resources, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize the capabilities of the System.Net namespace in your VB.NET applications.