This chapter will take you on a tour of assemblies and AppDomains, two of the most important core pieces of the .NET Framework. To learn any part of the .NET Framework, from the most simple application development techniques to advanced programming, you must have a thorough understanding of AppDomains and assemblies.
The first half of this chapter is dedicated to the assembly, a logical storage unit used by the .NET Framework for multiple purposes. The latter half of this chapter introduces you to the AppDomain and gives you enough information that you can progress to dealing with the innermost workings of AppDomains by writing code that makes use of both assemblies and AppDomains.
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ASSEMBLIES AND APPDOMAINS AT A GLANCE