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How do I convert a .NET STAThread into .NET/Link Mathematica code? Alternatively what would be the easiest way to compile and run the program below from within mathemaitca?

using System;
using Wolfram.NETLink;
using System.IO;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class File{
 [STAThread]
 public static void Main(String[] args) {
    MathKernel k = new MathKernel();
    k.Compute("ExportString[Graphics[Circle[]],{\"Base64\",\"PNG\"}, Background -> None]");
    string input = k.Result.ToString();

    byte[] bytes = Convert.FromBase64String(input); 
    Stream stream = new MemoryStream(bytes);
    IDataObject dataObject = new DataObject();
    dataObject.SetData("PNG", stream);
    Clipboard.SetDataObject(dataObject, true);
  }
}

I am compiling it using the following code, in case anyone wants to try it out.

csc /target:winexe /reference:Wolfram.NETLink.dll File.cs
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All code in Mathematica seems to be running in STAThread by default.

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