This section describes the unmanaged interfaces that provide access to the metadata exposed by the .NET Framework types, methods, fields, and so on.
Provides methods for dynamic code compilation.
Provides storages for the IID values for ICeeGen and IMetaDataEmit implementations, and creates instances of the preferred generator and emitter.
Provides a method for the run-time host to mark metadata tokens for processing.
Provides mapping capabilities between imported and emitted metadata signatures.
Provides methods that support the self-description model used by the common language runtime (CLR) to resolve and consume resources.
Provides methods to access and examine the contents of an assembly manifest.
Provides methods to map type libraries to their metadata signatures, and to convert from one to the other.
IMetaDataDispenser is obsolete. Use IMetaDataDispenserEx instead.
Provides methods that map areas of memory for creating or modifying metadata.
Provides methods to create, modify and store metadata about the assembly in the currently defined scope.
Provides methods for defining and modifying the metadata signatures of methods and constructors with parameters of type System.Type.
Provides a callback mechanism for reporting errors during the resolution of the metadata signature for an assembly.
Provides methods for marking and filtering metadata tokens to avoid repeating actions that have already been taken.
Provides methods for importing and manipulating types from other assemblies.
Extends IMetaDataImport to provide the capability of working with generic types.
Provides methods for the storage and retrieval of metadata information in tables.
Extends IMetaDataTables to include methods for working with metadata streams.
Provides methods to use for validation of metadata signatures.
Provides methods to synchronize dependencies of managed assemblies with their native counterparts.
Provides a callback method to determine whether native images can be used by the CLR.
Provides methods to allow callers to get and cache information about a native image. This interface allows direct binding to the native image, rather than through a corresponding managed assembly.
Overview of Metadata
Metadata Global Static Functions