Pro C# 7 pp 657-698 | Cite as

Understanding CIL and the Role of Dynamic Assemblies

  • Andrew Troelsen
  • Philip Japikse


When you are building a full-scale .NET application, you will most certainly use C# (or a similar managed language such as Visual Basic), given its inherent productivity and ease of use. However, as you learned in the first chapter, the role of a managed compiler is to translate *.cs code files into terms of CIL code, type metadata, and an assembly manifest. As it turns out, CIL is a full-fledged .NET programming language, with its own syntax, semantics, and compiler (ilasm.exe).

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© Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Troelsen
    • 1
  • Philip Japikse
    • 2
  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.West ChesterUSA

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