The Structure of a Managed Executable File

  • Serge Lidin


 Chapter 1 introduced the managed executable file, known as a managed module and executed in the environment of the common language runtime. In this chapter, I’ll show you the general structure of such a file. The file format of a managed module is an extension of the standard Microsoft Windows Portable Executable and Common Object File Format (PE/COFF). Thus, formally, any managed module is a proper PE/COFF file, with additional features that identify it as a managed executable file.


Image File Executable File Virtual Address Text Section File Pointer 
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  • Serge Lidin
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  1. 1.WashingtonUS

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