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how microsoft .net load dll into memory

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The question is how microsoft.net load dll or assembly into memory.
Is it like whenever that dll is required .net loads that dll or it load all the dll in one go and then it remain in memory.
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Here this is an article from Microsoft.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/0xy59wtx.aspx

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If you link 20 dlls to your project and you use only 1, only that one will be loaded.

The footprint in memory is dependent on the static (shared in VB) methods and classes and whether the dll has initialization code (i.e. a static constructor of a class) that must run before any objects are instantiated. But that only happens if the belonging class is referenced and/or instantiated.
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