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Interoperability in Managed Extensions for C++
Interoperability eases the communication between separate components. It allows managed and unmanaged components to communicate and call functions, implemented in different languages (such as Visual Basic or Visual C#) with minimal effort. For an overview of interoperability, see Language Interoperability Overview.
In This Section
- Referencing Additional Components from a Managed Application
- Demonstrates referencing managed components from a managed application with the TilePuzzle sample.
- Implementing Native COM Interfaces
- Provides code showing how an object written in Managed Extensions implements native COM interfaces.
- Managed Applications and Unmanaged Functions
- Provides information and links about where unmanaged code is generated when using the /clr compiler option.
- The Debug Class in Managed Extensions for C++
- Discusses using the .NET Framework Debug class and the behavior not changing between debug and release builds.
- Producing Verifiable Components with Managed Extensions for C++
- Describes guidelines for authoring components that can be compiled into verifiable components.
- Running a Managed Extensions for C++ Application on a Previous Runtime Version
- Provides a method for allowing an EXE built with one version of the common language runtime to run on any version.
- Data Marshaling Tutorial
- Discusses passing data between the common language runtime and native code.
- COM Interoperability Tutorial
- Describes techniques for using existing COM objects through managed code.
- .NET Remoting Tutorial
- Discusses remoting issues such as sockets, transports, formatters, DCOM vs. .NET, custom marshaling, and client vs. server data management.
- Interoperating with Unmanaged Code
- Provides a general overview of interacting with unmanaged components, such as COM components, existing C++ applications, and external type libraries.
- TilePuzzle Sample
- Demonstrates interoperability calls between Managed Extensions and Visual C# DLLs (see the
- Walkthrough: Using the DllImport Attribute
- Describes an attribute designed to facilitate making calls from a managed application to native code.
- Type Library Importer (Tlbimp.exe)
- Discusses a tool for converting type definitions within an existing COM type library into a common language runtime assembly with equivalent definition.
- Provides links to reference material on keywords, pragmas, compiler and linker options, attributes, and preprocessor directives.
- Provides links to samples that show how to use Managed Extensions to write .NET Framework applications.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Provides specific answers to various questions about using Managed Extensions.
- Managed Extensions for C++ Programming
- Provides links to different areas of the Managed Extensions for C++ documentation.