Hour 5. Understanding Managed Versus Unmanaged Code


Visual C++ .NET is currently the only language compiler that is capable of producing code for the .NET Framework as well as traditional Win32 code. It is possible to produce applications using two different SDKs and standards within the same compiler as separate applications, or even within the same application. This feature is what sets Visual C++ .NET apart from all other .NET language compilers and is what makes it a powerful compiler to use when you need the best of both worlds.

In this hour, you will learn more about what managed code written for the .NET Framework is and how it compares to unmanaged code written with the Win32 SDK and MFC.

Specifically, in this hour you will learn:

  • The relationship between managed and unmanaged code

  • Memory management in managed code

  • How to control the garbage collection of memory

  • The steps to migrating legacy unmanaged code


Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++. NET in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++.NET in 24 Hours
ISBN: 0672323230
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 237

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