This chapter has taken you beyond the basics of the Common Language Runtime to explore the deeper topics of threading and exceptions. You are likely to use these in a number of your Managed C++ applications. Also in this chapter you were introduced to ILDASM, the Intermediate Language Disassembler. This tool can really take you "under the hood" of your .NET applications. Your next step should be to check some of the specific Managed C++ chapters elsewhere in this book, such as Chapter 22, "Database Access with ADO.NET" or Chapter 21, "Creating a Web Service."