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Metadata in an Assembly

Posted By:Karthikeyan Anbarasan       Posted Date: May 30, 2011    Points: 40    Category: Visual Studio    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Metadata in an Assembly. Metadata is data that describes the state of the assembly and a detailed description of each type, attribute within the assembly
 

Metadata is data that describes the state of the assembly and a detailed description of each type, attribute within the assembly. Metadata stores the following information:
  • Description of the assembly.
    • Identity (name, version, culture, public key).
    • The types that are exported.
    • Other assemblies that this assembly depends on.
    • Security permissions needed to run.
  • Description of types.
    • Name, visibility, base class, and interfaces implemented.
    • Members (methods, fields, properties, events, nested types).
  • Attributes.
    • Additional descriptive elements that modify types and members.

     

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