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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Chapter 2. The Common Language Runtime—The Language and the Type System

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One of the primary benefits of the .NET Framework is the interoperability among many different languages. The level at which languages can interoperate within the .NET Framework is achieved by the components of the Common Language Runtime (the CLR). A program written in one program can seamlessly access types, methods, and values that are implemented in another. A C# method can access a VB method, and a VB method can access a C# method. A class that is defined in C# can be accessed from VB in the same way that the VB program accesses classes that are defined in VB. Similar interoperability is ...

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