Occasionally I get asked how big the .NET Framework is in terms of surface area for developers.  As you might guess this is something we track.  As you can see, in each release we are adding new functionality that make it easier to build .NET applications.    The number of types in the .NET Framework is 11,417!  Any guesses on how many types will be in .NET Framework 4.0?

 

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