call .net assembly from native c++

Hi all,

I would like to call a .net assembly from my C++ application, like "System.Data".
Is that possible, and if yes, then how?
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Technically speaking that's possible using COM/Interop ( using the .NET objects like COM objects. Yet I'd rather evaluate if it wasn't worthwile to choose a homogeneous setup if possible.
It is possible in Windows environment when using Visual Studio C++. The compiler uses the extension of the C++ language for "managed" code. Search for the "managed native interoperability" -- you get for example here

When done correctly, using the .NET component from a native code should be seamless. However, I do not have first hand experience (programming in native only).

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trustworthyAuthor Commented:
It's gruesome, but it works. Or seems to work. thank you
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