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Static Constructor and Performance

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22 May 2010CPOL
.Net Performance Tip - 1
.Net Performance Tip - 1

There are 2 modes by which the CLR emits the JIT code while executing static type constructor

1) Precise mode
2) Before - field - Init Mode

In Precise mode - the code will be Jitted just beofe the first initialization/access call to a static variable

In Before - field - Init Mode - it will be Jitted during the first instance creation of the type

Hence, Before field init mode is much more performant intent than the precise mode,as shown below

public class BeforInitMode
 static int i = 20;

In before init Mode - type constructor is jittted much before the static member variable initialization/access

public class PreciseMode
  static int i;
  static PreciseMode()
   i = 20;

In this mode - type constructor is jitted just beofre the first type variable initilization/access

Ref: CLR via C# by Jeffrey

I hope this helps!.



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