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[v10.3] .NET Reflector – Decompile, understand, and fix any .NET code

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.NET Reflector is a very well-known and leading .NET program decomcompilation tool (also runs as a Visual Studio addon), developed by Red Gate Software from Australia (originally written by Lutz Roeder, a Microsoft employee). Its main function is to decompile C#, Visual Basic and IL programs into assembler programs (mainly the .NET source code) for viewing, analyzing and debugging.

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ILSpy – Must-have .NET assembly browser and decompiler

ILSpy is a free and open-source .NET assembly browser and decompression tool that is pretty popular in the C# development field, developed by ICSharpCode (i.e. the development team of SharpDevelop). It has the user interface, layout, and decompilation functions similar to Red Gate Software’s .NET Reflector. Moreover, sometimes for some assemblies that can not be decompiled with .NET Reflector (because of encryption), it’s still possible to do that using ILSpy. Simply speaking, it has only one purpose – to finally completely replace .NET Reflector and do better.

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