The tools provided in this section simplify and reduce the amount of code required to perform interop tasks such as enabling COM clients to use .NET Framework classes that are dependent on the common language runtime.
Among other things, these tools convert and generate type libraries and produce and register classes and assemblies. They enable developers to use existing design and programming methodologies, whether types are dependent on the common language runtime or on COM.
Includes tools that help with build and deployment tasks such as generating portable executable (PE) and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) files, viewing and manipulating the global assembly cache, managing application and deployment manifests, and handling isolated stores and resource files.
Includes graphical and command-line tools that provide information about the internal common language runtime environment, help you find and fix bugs in applications that target the common language runtime, and let you view assembly binds.