Common Language Runtime

The .NET Framework provides a run-time environment called the common language runtime, which runs the code and provides services that make the development process easier.

In This Section

  • Hosting the Common Language Runtime
    Describes runtime hosts, which are sections of code that load the runtime into a process, create the application domains within the process, and load and run user code within those application domains.
  • Common Type System
    Describes and defines how types are declared, used, and managed in the runtime in support of cross-language integration.