For your computer to run well, work optimally, and serve you appropriately, some programs have to run in the background. Some of these programs can benefit you beyond your imagination. Examples of those programs are Vcredist (x86) (x64) and .NET Framework.
What is Vcredist (x86) (x64)?
The Vcredist (x86) (x64) stands for Visual C++ Redistributable x 86 x64. Vcredist file is a basic software component of Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable packages. They’re developed and distributed by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Visual C++ is a unique development environment for Microsoft’s C, C++, and C++/CLI programming languages.
The VCredist packages are runtime components that support Windows applications such as the Microsoft Visual Studio. They run in the background, and you might not even notice their existence on your computer.
Some Windows users have reported encountering the vcredist_x64.exe error. It is a common error that affects the Vcredist (x86) (x64) packages. Read this Outbyte.com blog post to learn how to fix the Vcredist_x64 error:
The Vcredist x86 distributions are for 32-bit Windows applications, while the Vcredist x64 packages are for 64-bit Windows applications. This is regardless of the bitness of the operating system.
The Microsoft Visual C++ (x86, x64) redistributable packages can be distributed with any application compiled with the corresponding version of Visual Studio.
The version of Vcredist needed in a PC depends on the version of Visual Studio (2008 or 2010) used to compile the application.
You should find this information specified in the Vcredist application installation instructions.
Microsoft .NET Framework is a developer platform. It consists of key capabilities such as tools, libraries, and programming languages for building various types of high-quality applications or workloads.
The .NET Framework supports running websites, desktop apps, services, etc. Windows. It is a managed execution environment, which provides various services to its running applications, using two key components:
The common language runtime (CLR): this is the execution engine, which handles the running applications.
The .NET Framework Class Library is a component that provides a library of tested, reusable code, which developers can call from their applications.
The .NET Framework comes with several benefits, including:
Memory Management: Unlike many programming languages, the .NET Framework applications have the CLR that provides memory management services in place. This is one of the benefits that’s made .NET Framework highly famous
Common Type System: The .NET Framework has its basic types defined by the .NET Framework type system, which is common to all programming languages that target the .NET Framework, making app development much easier
Extensive Class Library: Enables programmers to access a readily accessible library of different types that they can use in their programming
Development Technologies and Frameworks: The .NET Framework has libraries for particular application development areas, e.g., ADO.NET for data access, ASP.NET for web applications, etc.
Other benefits that the Microsoft .NET Framework comes with:
1. Language Interoperability
2. Side-by-side execution
If you are a developer, the .NET Framework is something you can think about. You can choose any available programming language, which supports the .NET Framework and use it to create your application.
Since the .NET Framework gives you language interoperability and independence, you can interact with other .NET Framework components and applications regardless of their language.
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