Side-by-side execution enables COM applications to safely access multiple versions of managed components through COM interop services. For a summary of side-by-side concepts and configuration models, see the Side-by-Side Execution Overview.
Describes how COM interop selects a runtime version and resolves managed types.
Identifies the registry subkeys for multiple assemblies.
Describes the configuration files used to specify a version of the runtime and a managed component.
Identifies version-dependent attributes and describes their uses.
Discusses the impact of multiple versions of a COM component.
Explains what side-by-side execution is and how you can use it to run multiple copies of an application, a component, or the entire runtime.
Describes how to create and use primary interop assemblies.
Describes how COM interop can activate components without using the Windows registry.