CLR Inside Out: Improving Application Startup Performance

as waiting for an application to start is frustrating to many users, focusing on your client application's startup performance can greatly enhance your customers' first and lasting impressions of your handiwork. And because startup performance matters to users, it's worth exploring the factors that impact it so you can avoid the most common mistakes.

In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Claudio Caldato takes a a look at techniques for achieving good cold startup performance: postponing initialization, checking references, and trying to use classes and methods that don't require a lot of code to be loaded.

And for more inside information about .NET and CLR programming directly from the developers at Microsoft, check out the past CLR Inside Out columns in the MSDN Magazine archives.


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