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Pro .NET Framework with the Base Class Library

Understanding the Virtual Execution System and the Common Type System


  • Contains sample projects using the .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

  • Discusses tasks in C++, C#, C++/CLI and CIL

  • Shows valuable tips and examples that reinforce the correct use of manage types, including how to avoid boxing/unboxing and better use of memory resources


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Roger Villela
    Pages 1-24
  3. Roger Villela
    Pages 25-58
  4. Roger Villela
    Pages 121-152
  5. Roger Villela
    Pages 153-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-251

About this book


Learn about the fundamentals and inner workings of the Common Type System (CTS) and the Virtual Execution System (VES) of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and how they relate to the Base Class Library (BCL) from the perspective of the execution environment.

The author first gives an introduction to the .NET Framework and describes the architectural and engineering resources required when implementing the .NET Framework on any platform. Next, you will learn about the BCL and understand how to work with system structures including the fundamental built-in types system.array and system.string. You will then learn about the VES along with its methods and functionality. Further, you will go through the Common Intermediate Language (CIL), Assembly Manifest, and versioning. You will also learn how to design and implement libraries in detail by creating a .NET class library. 

After reading this book, you will understand .NET Framework features, as well as details  about the core functionalities of the VES and elements of the CTS.

You will:
  • Discover details of the Common Type System (CTS)
  • Work with the Virtual Execution System (VES)
  • See the importance of correct use of fundamental built-in managed types
  • Carry out good programming practice in a managed environment 
  • Implement a .NET class library


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.São PauloBrazil

About the authors

Roger Villela is a software engineer with 30 years of experience in the industry. He now works as a professional technical educator in his own firm that specializes in the inner workings of the following Microsoft development platforms: the Windows operating system, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and the .NET Framework. He has worked with various tech companies, and now base his work on Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 with Microsoft Visual C++/CLI projection, Component Extensions (C++/CX) projection, C++/WinRT, Intel Parallel Studio XE with Intel C++ (Microsoft Windows), and Assembly (Intel x86/Intel x64).

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