Pro .NET Framework with the Base Class Library: Understanding the Virtual Execution System and the Common Type System

  • 2h 43m
  • Roger Villela
  • Apress
  • 2019

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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Who Is This Book For

Developers who are working with the .NET Framework on Windows.

About the Author

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).

In this Book

  • The .NET Framework
  • The Base Class Library
  • Equality and Cloning Operations from VES Perspective
  • Programming with the Common Intermediate Language
  • Assembly Manifest and Versioning
  • Designing and Implementing Libraries