Chapter 1. The CLR’s Execution Model

In this chapter:

Compiling Source Code into Managed Modules

Combining Managed Modules into Assemblies

Loading the Common Language Runtime

Executing Your Assembly’s Code

The Native Code Generator Tool: NGen.exe

The Framework Class Library

The Common Type System

The Common Language Specification

Interoperability with Unmanaged Code

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