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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What is Common Language Runtime (CLR) ?

The .NET Framework provides a run-time environment called the common language runtime.  A runtime is an environment in which programs are executed. 

CLR is the heart of the .Net framework.

Advantages of CLR / CLR does following important things,

1. Garbage collection / Memory Management

2. Code Access Security (CAS)

3. Code Verification

4. Compilation of IL to Native translation. 

5. Application portability  - Supports multiple operating system.

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