Hosting Changes in the .NET Framework 4

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The .NET Framework version 4 Beta 1 introduces the following enhancements to common language runtime (CLR) hosting:

In-Process Side-by-Side Runtime Host Activation

Describes how an application can load and activate multiple versions of the CLR in the same process, and discusses how this feature extends and supersedes the .NET Framework 2.0 hosting API.

Hosting API CompatibilityTable

Provides a comparison of the hosting interfaces in the .NET Framework versions 4, 2.0, and 1.

Deprecated Function List

Provides a list of deprecated .NET Framework 2.0 hosting global static functions and behavioral changes.

Hosting Policies

Presents a set of rules that control how applications bind to CLR versions.

Extensions to the Configuration File

Describes the extensions to the .NET Framework configuration file schema that determine which version of the CLR is used to load and run a managed application.

Managed Access to In-Process Side-by-Side Runtime Host Activation

Describes the managed wrapper around the unmanaged hosting API that enables managed in-process side-by-side host activation.