Mon, 6 May 2002 14:14:35 -0400
Thomas and Megan Packer [mailto:ThomasAndMegan@Middle.Net] wrote:
> Will you have the ability in the future (or do you now)
> of imbedding C or C++ code in a C# application? I'm going to
> write an application in C#, but I'm fearing that I might need
> a little more speed in some places than C# will provide. I
> am considering to put those parts into a C .DLL. (I think
> they are called .SO's in Linux.) Will this be possible?
> What would you suggest doing?
Anything you really need to get up against the metal for you can write in
vanilla C++ and interop with using P/Invoke (platform invoke). See the
section titled "Consuming Unmanaged DLL Functions" in the Microsoft .NET
SDK for more details on interop'ing with native libraries.
A word of advice though: depending on what kind of work you're doing, make
sure to do some perf tests before just making the assumption that the
performance will not be acceptable.