Improvements to NGen in .NET Framework 4

  .NET Framework 4 is our first release since we shipped FX 3.5 SP1 (FX 4 beta 1 is now available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx). FX 3.5 SP1 contained major changes to NGen – features that improved startup performance, security, NGen time and compilation working set – described at length in this MSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd569747.aspx.   In FX…

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To NGen or Not to NGen?

  One of the topics we often get questions on is about when it makes sense to invest the extra effort to pre-compile assemblies via NGen instead of simply relying on the JIT compiler to generate native code on the fly at application runtime. I thought I would try to answer that question in our…

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Welcome to the CLR Code Generation Team’s blog

This is the first blog post from the code generation feature team working on the Common Language Runtime (CLR). We’re the group of individuals that make it possible to generate native code for all binaries that run on top of the Microsoft .NET Framework. Since all managed applications today are distributed in a format known…

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