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CTS (Common Type System)

   
 
     


Introduction :

CTS (Common Type System) : Common Type System is the part of .NET Framework built in with CLR which is responsible for defining , managing different language's operation supported by .NET Framework.

CTS (Common Type System) : Common Type System is the part of .NET Framework built in with CLR which is responsible for defining , managing different language's operation supported by .NET Framework.


Let's see some other definitions:

  • The common type system is a rich type system, built into the common language runtime, that supports the types and operations found in most programming languages. The common type system supports the complete implementation of a wide range of programming languages.
    (Source MSDN)

 

  • The Common Type System (CTS) is a standard that specifies how Type definitions and specific values of Types are represented in computer memory. It is intended to allow programs written in different programming languages to easily share information. As used in programming languages, a Type can be described as a definition of a set of values (for example, "all integers between 0 and 10"), and the allowable operations on those values (for example, addition and subtraction).
    (Source Wikipedia)


Use / Importance of CTS:

  • CTS are responsible for cross language Integration (Means you can have a dll which is written in C# and to be used in VB.Net application) and Type Safety.
  • Enforce a set of rules that a programming language must follow.
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