Unmanaged API Reference

This section includes information on unmanaged APIs that can be used by managed-code-related applications, such as runtime hosts, compilers, disassemblers, obfuscators, debuggers, and profilers.

ALink API (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the ALink API, which supports the creation of .NET Framework assemblies and unbound modules.

Constants (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the constants that are defined in CorSym.idl.

Custom Interface Attributes (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes component object model (COM) custom interface attributes.

Debugging (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the debugging API, which enables a debugger to debug code that runs in the common language runtime (CLR) environment.

Diagnostics Symbol Store (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the diagnostics symbol store API, which enables a compiler to generate symbol information for use by a debugger.

Fusion (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the fusion API, which enables a runtime host to access the properties of an application's resources in order to locate the correct versions of those resources for the application.

Hosting (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the hosting API, which enables unmanaged hosts to integrate the CLR into their applications.

Metadata (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the metadata API, which enables a client such as a compiler to generate or access a component's metadata without the types being loaded by the CLR.

Profiling (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the profiling API, which enables a profiler to monitor a program's execution by the CLR.

Strong Naming (Unmanaged API Reference)

Describes the strong naming API, which enables a client to administer strong name signing for assemblies.

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