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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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16.6. Understanding Object Context Boundaries

As you have just seen, AppDomains are logical partitions within a process used to host .NET assemblies. On a related note, a given application domain may be further subdivided into numerous context boundaries. In a nutshell, a .NET context provides a way for a single AppDomain to establish a "specific home" for a given object.

NOTE

Friendly FYI, while understanding processes and application domains is quite important, most .NET applications will never demand that you work with object contexts. I've included this material just to paint a more complete picture.

Using context, the CLR is able to ensure that objects that have special runtime requirements are handled in an appropriate and consistent ...

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