Metadata Interfaces

This section describes the unmanaged interfaces that provide access to the metadata exposed by the .NET Framework types, methods, fields, and so on.

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ICeeGen Interface
Provides methods for dynamic code compilation.

IHostFilter Interface
Provides a method for the run-time host to mark metadata tokens for processing.

IMapToken Interface
Provides mapping capabilities between imported and emitted metadata signatures.

IMetaDataAssemblyEmit Interface
Provides methods that support the self-description model used by the common language runtime (CLR) to resolve and consume resources.

IMetaDataAssemblyImport Interface
Provides methods to access and examine the contents of an assembly manifest.

IMetaDataConverter Interface
Provides methods to map type libraries to their metadata signatures, and to convert from one to the other.

IMetaDataDispenser Interface
IMetaDataDispenser is obsolete. Use IMetaDataDispenserEx instead.

IMetaDataDispenserEx Interface
Provides methods that map areas of memory for creating or modifying metadata.

IMetaDataEmit Interface
Provides methods to create, modify and store metadata about the assembly in the currently defined scope.

IMetaDataEmit2 Interface
Provides methods for defining and modifying the metadata signatures of methods and constructors with parameters of type System.Type.

IMetaDataError Interface
Provides a callback mechanism for reporting errors during the resolution of the metadata signature for an assembly.

IMetaDataFilter Interface
Provides methods for marking and filtering metadata tokens to avoid repeating actions that have already been taken.

IMetaDataImport Interface
Provides methods for importing and manipulating types from other assemblies.

IMetaDataImport2 Interface
Extends IMetaDataImport to provide the capability of working with generic types.

IMetaDataInfo Interface
Provides a method that gets information about the mapping of metadata from an on-disk file into memory.

IMetaDataTables Interface
Provides methods for the storage and retrieval of metadata information in tables.

IMetaDataTables2 Interface
Extends IMetaDataTables to include methods for working with metadata streams.

IMetaDataValidate Interface
Provides methods to use for validation of metadata signatures.

Metadata Global Static Functions

Metadata Enumerations

Metadata Structures

Metadata Unions