Hosting the Common Language Runtime
The common language runtime supports many different types of applications. For example, the runtime can run Web server applications and console applications, as well as applications with a traditional rich Windows user interface.
Each type of .NET Framework application requires a piece of code called a runtime host to start. The runtime host loads the runtime into a process, creates the application domains within the process, and loads and executes user code within those application domains. This section explains how to write a runtime host that performs several fundamental tasks.
In This Section
- Hosting Overview
- Provides an overview of runtime hosting.
- Loading the Runtime into a Process
- Describes how to load the runtime into a process.
- Transitioning to Managed Hosting Code
- Describes how to make a transition from unmanaged to managed code.
- Determining Application Domain Boundaries
- Describes how to determine where to set boundaries for a new application domain.
- Creating and Configuring Application Domains
- Describes how to create and configure application domains in which to run user code.
- Loading and Executing User Code
- Describes how to load and execute user code.
- Setting Application Domain-Level Security Policy
- Describes how to set an application domain-level security policy.
- Setting Role-Based Security Policy and Principals
- Describes how to set a role-based security policy.
- Unloading Domains and Shutting Down a Process
- Describes how to unload application domains and shut down a process.