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CLR via C#, Fourth Edition by Jeffrey Richter

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Chapter 25. Interoperating with WinRT Components

In this chapter:

CLR Projections and WinRT Component Type System Rules

Framework Projections

Defining WinRT Components in C#

Windows 8 comes with a new class library allowing applications to access operating system functionality. The formal name for this class library is the Windows Runtime (WinRT) and its components are accessible using the WinRT type system. WinRT has many of the same goals that the Common Language Runtime (CLR) had when it was first introduced, such as simplifying application development and allowing code implemented in different programming languages to easily interoperate with one another. Specifically, Microsoft supports consuming WinRT components from native C/C++, JavaScript ...

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