A unique characteristic of the .NET Framework is that type information is not lost during the compilation process. Instead, all metadata, including custom attributes, is emitted by the compiler into the final output assembly. Metadata is available at runtime, through .NET Reflection services. The .NET Framework SDK provides a reflection tool called ildasm that allows the developer to open any .NET assembly, and inspect the types declared therein. Such reflection tools often allow programmers to directly view the IL code generated by the compiler. The Delphi 8 for .NET IDE contains its own integrated reflection tool, in the form of the meta data explorer tool that appears when you open a .NET assembly.
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