What does Common Type Systems Unsafe Keyword and Satelliete Assembly in .Net

on Aug 16, 2012 02:15 AM

I need to know some basics of the following.

                   - Common Type Systems

                   - Unsafe keyword

                   -Satelliete Assembly.


I have searched a lot so i am not interested in reading the links.

Just i need to know what is this. why need to go for that, a sample example.

Thanks .

Happy coding.

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on Aug 16, 2012 02:19 AM

Common Type System

The common type system defines how types are declared, used, and managed in the runtime, and is also an important part of the runtime's support for cross-language integration. The common type system performs the following functions:

  • Establishes a framework that helps enable cross-language integration, type safety, and high performance code execution.
  • Provides an object-oriented model that supports the complete implementation of many programming languages.
  • Defines rules that languages must follow, which helps ensure that objects written in different languages can interact with each other.

UnSafe Keyword

Generally when you are working with pointers in some section of code you need to make that code block unsafe.

Satellite Assembly

It is  DLL file created by Visual Studio. It contains the Localization files example resources for multilingual applications packed as DLL