The PDK for .NET package is comprised of the following components:
· Portal Add-in for Visual Studio (Portal Add-in)
An extension of Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 that allows .NET developers to build, deploy and debug portal components for SAP NetWeaver Portal.
· Portal Runtime for Microsoft .NET (.NET Runtime)
A service used to process .NET portal components at runtime.
· Java-.NET Interoperability Components
Provide a mechanism that enables API calls between the Java stack and .NET stack. It allows calling Java-based portal services from .NET code, and permits SAP NetWeaver Portal to pass requests to the Portal Runtime for .NET. These two components are installed on the portal server.
The following figure illustrates the technical system landscape for PDK for .NET.