Tag Archives: .Net

FAQs .Net Assembly

How is the DLL Hell problem solved in .NET?  Assembly versioning allows the application to specify not only the library it needs to run (which was available under Win32), but also the version of the assembly. 

How to deploy .Net assembly? An MSI installer, a CAB archive, and XCOPY command. 

What is a satellite assembly and what is the use of it? When you write a multilingual or multi-cultural application in .NET, and want to distribute the core application separately from the localized modules, the localized assemblies that modify the core application are called satellite assemblies. 

What namespaces are necessary to create a localized application? System.Globalization and System.Resources. 

What is the smallest unit of execution in .NET? An Assembly is the smallest unit of execution in .Net 

When should you call the garbage collector in .NET? It is recommended that, you should not call the garbage collector.  However, you could call the garbage collector when you are done using a large object (or set of objects) to force the garbage collector to dispose of those very large objects from memory. 

How do you convert a value-type to a reference-type? Use Boxing 

What happens in memory when you Box and Unbox a value-type?

Boxing converts a value-type to a reference-type, thus storing the object on the heap.  Unboxing converts a reference-type to a value-type, thus storing the value on the stack