STL/CLR Library Reference
The STL/CLR Library provides an interface similar to the C++ Standard Library containers for use with C++ and the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR). STL/CLR is completely separate from the Microsoft implementation of the C++ Standard Libary. STL/CLR is maintained for legacy support but is not kept up-to-date with the C++ standard. We strongly recommend using the native C++ Standard Library containers instead of STL/CLR whenever possible.
To use STL/CLR:
Include headers from the cliext include subdirectory instead of the usual C++ Standard Library equivalents.
Qualify library names with
The STL/CLR Library provides an STL-like interface for use with C++ and the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR). This library is maintained for legacy support but is not kept up-to-date with the C++ standard. We strongly recommend using the native C++ Standard Library containers instead of STL/CLR.
In This Section
Discusses the namespace that contains all the types of the STL/CLR Library.
Provides an overview of the containers that are found in the C++ Standard Library, including requirements for container elements, types of elements that can be inserted, and ownership issues.
Requirements for STL/CLR Container Elements
Describes minimum requirements for all reference types that are inserted into C++ Standard Library containers.
How to: Convert from a .NET Collection to a STL/CLR Container
Describes how to convert a .NET collection to an STL/CLR container.
How to: Convert from a STL/CLR Container to a .NET Collection
Describes how to convert an STL/CLR container to a .NET collection.
How to: Expose an STL/CLR Container from an Assembly
Shows how to display the elements of several STL/CLR containers written in a C++ assembly.
In addition, this section also describes the following components of STL/CLR: