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Customizing the Microsoft® .NET Framework Common Language Runtime by Steven Pratschner

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Chapter 3. Controlling CLR Startup and Shutdown

A number of configurable settings determine the basic characteristics of the CLR that gets loaded into the process. For example, various settings enable you to select the version of the CLR to load, configure the basic operations of the garbage collector, and so on. All these settings must be specified before the CLR is loaded.

If you’re writing a CLR host, you can have full control over all the settings that control CLR startup. It’s worth noting that you might not have to write the host yourself to configure the startup options that your scenario requires. Most hosts provide some mechanism to enable application developers or administrators to customize at least some of the CLR startup options. For ...

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