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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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In Brief

  • An assembly can be used to discover information about the type it contains.

  • A System.Type object can be used to discover information about its constructors, methods, properties, and fields.

  • A ConstructorInfo object can be used to create object instances.

  • A MethodInfo object can be used to invoke methods on a given type.

  • A PropertyInfo object and a FieldInfo object can be used to manipulate an object's state.

  • Custom attributes can be defined to extend the metadata of a language element.

  • Custom attributes can also be used to retrieve extended metadata at runtime.

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