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Managed EXE calling a Unmanged EXE

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I am just curious; it is possible for a Managed EXE (.NET) program call another EXE that is unmanaged.
I don't know why you would do this but my curiosity is calling me.
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by:jmcmunn
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Sure, you can call any process with:

Process.Start("some executable here");

The code does not know or care what language the exe is written in.  :-)
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Even if it is Managed to Unmanaged?
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Yes, if it is an exe.  if it is a method in a DLL you have to use a DllImport.  But it is still possible even then.
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thanks
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