In conditional compilation, particular blocks of code in a program are compiled selectively while others are ignored.
Explains what conditional compilation is used for, and discusses the #Const and #If...Then...#Else directives.
Shows how to declare conditional compilation constants in the Property Pages dialog box, at the command line, or in your code.
Explains how to specify a block of code that you can expand or collapse using the Visual Studio outlining feature.
Provides suggestions for making your code easy to read and maintain.
Explains how your source code is translated into Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) by the compiler.
Provides an overview of the .NET Framework JIT (just-in-time) compiler that converts MSIL to native (CPU-specific) code.