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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 48. Platform Invokes and Interoperability with the COM Architecture

The .NET Framework 4.5 Base Class Library offers tons of objects and methods for covering almost everything in modern application development. In most cases, objects and methods are managed wrappers of the Windows Application Programming Interface (API) so you can use them in the managed environment of the Common Language Runtime (CLR). In some situations you might need to access some operating system functionalities that have not been wrapped yet by the .NET Framework, or you might have legacy code exposed by Component Object Model (COM) objects, ...

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