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

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Chapter 12. Enforcing Application-Specific Programming Model Constraints

As the managed code programming model becomes more widely adopted both within Microsoft and in the community in general, the range of capabilities available through managed class libraries will continue to grow. This trend will become even more apparent in future versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system when more and more of the existing Microsoft Win32 API is superseded with managed class libraries. However, not all of the capabilities available to add-ins through managed class libraries are appropriate in all hosting scenarios. For example, the ability to display a user interface doesn’t fit at all in server scenarios, and the ability to call a managed API that ...

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