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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cool .NET Tools - Product Review - .NET Reflector

.NET Reflector enables you to easily view, navigate, and search through, the class hierarchies of .NET assemblies, even if you don't have the code for them. With it, you can decompile and analyze .NET assemblies in C#, Visual Basic, and IL. To download this tool, Visit 

Disassembler and analyzer panes

.NET Reflector lets you disassemble and analyze assemblies


  • Full support for .NET 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
  • Windows® Shell Integration – Run Reflector.exe /register to register file extension
  • Assembly lists for .NET 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, Compact Framework 2.0, Compact Framework 3.5, XNA framework, Silverlight, Mono, and Direct X for Managed Code
  • Click navigation of source code
  • Find where types are exposed or instantiated


  • Expand methods

Expand methods

  • Linq query expression support

Linq query expressions

  • Lambda expression support

Lambda expressions

  • Anonymous methods and nullable type support

Anonymous methods and nullable types

  • Extension method support

Extension methods

  • Context-sensitive documentation view
  • Find virtual method overrides
  • Code URL support – Navigate to code://mscorlib/System.Object in IE

Code url support

  • Explore resources in assemblies

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