The CLR requires the following information about each method. All of this data is available to the CLR through metadata in each assembly.
Instructions—The CLR requires a list of MSIL instructions. As you will see in the next chapter, each method has a pointer to the instruction set as part of metadata that is associated with it.
Signature—Each method has a signature, and the CLR requires that a signature be available for each method. The signature describes the calling convention, return type, parameter count, and parameter types.
Exception Handling Array—No specific IL instructions handle with exceptions. There are directives, but no IL instructions. Instead of exception-handling instructions, the assembly encloses a list of ...