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There are two general types of categories in .Net Framework that Common Type System support. They are value types and reference types. Value types contain data and are user-defined or built-in. they are placed in a stack or in order in a structure. Reference types store a reference of value’s memory address. They are allocated in a heap structure. You can determine type of a reference by values of self-describing types. Reference types can be categorized into self-describing types, pointer types, or interface types.
There are many other types that can be defined under Value types and Reference types. In .Net Framework, System namespace is root for all data types. This namespace consists of classes such as Object, Byte, String, and Int32 that represents base data types. These base data types are used by all applications. During runtime a type name can be classified into two: assembly name and type’s name within assembly. The runtime in .Net Framework uses assemblies to find and load types.
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