Hosting Interfaces

This section describes the interfaces that unmanaged hosts can use to integrate the common language runtime (CLR) into their applications.

The .NET Framework version 2.0 hosting interfaces supersede the .NET Framework version 1.0 and 1.1 interfaces. There are significant differences between the two sets of interfaces. Mixing them could cause unexpected behavior and is not recommended.

The .NET Framework versions 3.0 and 3.5 use the .NET Framework version 2.0 hosting interfaces, and do not introduce any hosting features.

The .NET Framework 4 hosting interfaces supersede the .NET Framework 2.0 interfaces.

In This Section

Deprecated CLR Hosting Interfaces and Coclasses
Describes the hosting interfaces introduced in the .NET Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1.

CLR Hosting Interfaces
Describes the hosting interfaces introduced in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

CLR Hosting Interfaces Added in the .NET Framework 4 and 4.5
Describes the hosting interfaces introduced in the .NET Framework 4.

Hosting Coclasses

Deprecated CLR Hosting Functions

Hosting Enumerations

Hosting Structures

Hosting

Runtime Hosts