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CLR types What is this??

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  • CLR types What is this??

    What is this all about?

    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    Re: CLR types What is this??

    Probably your best answer would be found ny googleing it....Common Language Runtime
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc

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    • #3
      Re: CLR types What is this??

      "The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the virtual machine component of Microsoft's .NET framework and is responsible for managing the execution of .NET programs. In a process known as Just-in-time compilation, the compiled code is converted into machine instructions that, in turn, are executed by the computer's CPU. The CLR provides additional services including memory management, type safety and exception handling. All programs written for the .NET framework, regardless of programming language, are executed by the CLR. It provides exception handling, garbage collection and thread management. CLR is common to all versions of the .NET framework.

      The CLR is Microsoft's implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) standard."

      I meant to look this up as well - your post reminded me...

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      • #4
        Re: CLR types What is this??

        It means that Alpha Software attachment to the desktop environment by switching to get on to the 1600 compiler V10.5 now in V11 and V12 soon. The content thereof is at Alpha Software but my perception and experience with #Net that there are sufficient opportunities and potentials for the desktop!

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        • #5
          Re: CLR types What is this??

          I also don't know how complete the .Net implementation is in A5. But the newer versions of SQL Server can be programmed against inside the client. I don't know a lot about it, but my impression is you can program using .Net framework and being a VB.Net person in VB.Net. I don't know how xBasic fits into this scheme of things.

          I hope to explore .Net namespace(s) in A5 in the next few weeks along with classes. I have not seen a whole lot about those things on the forum so I am guessing most are not using them. I did post a question about how people were using classes in their apps a while back, but never got a real response by anyone who was actually doing that type of implementation.

          A5 has improved classes in recent versions, and that makes a real step toward Object Oriented programming vs. event programming. If the implementation they have created works then to my way of thinking it should really excite A5 developers. It could change the way A5 developers code. The concern I have is that A5 appears to be data bound, so I don't know how I could bind an form to a business object that returned a dataset/recordset.

          But I digress from the question of CLR and what it could mean. My apologies
          Regards,

          John W.
          www.CustomReportWriters.net

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