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CLR via C#, 3rd Edition by Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 1. The CLR's Execution Model

In this chapter:

Compiling Source Code into Managed Modules 1

Combining Managed Modules into Assemblies 5

Loading the Common Language Runtime 6

Executing Your Assembly's Code 9

The Native Code Generator Tool: NGen.exe 18

The Framework Class Library 20

The Common Type System 22

The Common Language Specification 25

Interoperability with Unmanaged Code 29

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