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.NET Programming: A Practical Guide Using C# by Pradeep Tapadiya

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Hosting the Runtime

This section includes information for readers who are interested in hosting the common language runtime within their own application. If this does not interest you, you may wish to skip this section and revisit it later.

The common language runtime manages running code and provides services such as automatic memory management, interoperability, security, etc. In order to use these services, the common language runtime has to be loaded into a process first. In the future, the support for common language runtime will hopefully be built into the operating system. Today, however, an application targeting the common language runtime requires a piece of code to get the runtime up and running. This piece of code is referred to as ...

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