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Customizing the Microsoft® .NET Framework Common Language Runtime by Steven Pratschner

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Chapter 2. A Tour of the CLR Hosting API

The common language runtime (CLR) hosting API is a set of unmanaged functions and interfaces that a host uses to customize the CLR for its particular application model. Because the CLR has been designed to adapt to a variety of application scenarios, the amount of customization available through the hosting APIs is quite extensive. In most cases, you’ll find that your scenario requires only a subset of the total functionality provided by the API. The overview of the hosting API provided in this chapter is intended to give you an idea of the possible customization options so that you can decide which ones apply most to your application’s requirements.

Most of the individual features introduced here have entire ...

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