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I have a .net exe a client has given to me to modify.
Unfortunately client claims source code was accidentally lost,
however they do indeed own the app.
App is dot net I ran ildasm.exe and did indeed get something I could
follow.
What I need is a good decompiler to actually produce something I can
modify in either c#, Vb, or c++ even. I've googled and found a few.
Would love to find one that is shareware. I certainly don't want to
have to do this often. Does anyone have any expereince using a
program to decompile a dot net assembly? Does anyone have any
recommendations of one to use, or one to avoid?

Thanks in advance,
Sincerely

Ralph

Feb 2 '07 #1
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"Lutz Roeder's .NET Reflector" with the "Reflector.FileDisassembler"
would be a good start... allows you to extract the whole thing in any
of IL, C++, C#, VB.Net, Chrome...

Marc
Feb 2 '07 #2

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On Feb 2, 7:15 am, "Marc Gravell" <marc.grav...@gmail.comwrote:
"Lutz Roeder's .NET Reflector" with the "Reflector.FileDisassembler"
would be a good start... allows you to extract the whole thing in any
of IL, C++, C#, VB.Net, Chrome...

Marc
Marc
Thanks for the recommendation.
I will definately be looking into that.
One thing I did find though with this little project is that I
reference the existing exe and still call much of the functionality.
Great thing about .net.
Then I can use ildasm to look at the msil to get a little better feel
as to what the functions do. All that said no it would go much
quicker still to have decompiled code to work with.

Feb 2 '07 #3

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I have used the Salamander .NET Decompiler from RemoteSoft
(www.remotesoft.com). It costs some $$, but it was the only one that did
what we needed.

As far as I know, the company is just one guy named Huihong. He does a good
job with customer service.

They have a free online demo that actually gave me enough of what I needed
once (on a project before the one where I needed to buy the product).

- Steve

"Ralph" <ra******@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I have a .net exe a client has given to me to modify.
Unfortunately client claims source code was accidentally lost,
however they do indeed own the app.
App is dot net I ran ildasm.exe and did indeed get something I could
follow.
What I need is a good decompiler to actually produce something I can
modify in either c#, Vb, or c++ even. I've googled and found a few.
Would love to find one that is shareware. I certainly don't want to
have to do this often. Does anyone have any expereince using a
program to decompile a dot net assembly? Does anyone have any
recommendations of one to use, or one to avoid?

Thanks in advance,
Sincerely

Ralph

Feb 2 '07 #4

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Lutz Roeder's reflector [1] with FileDisassembler [2] plugin would be a
wiser choice, in terms of financial resources required.

[1] http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/
[2] http://www.denisbauer.com/NETTools/F...assembler.aspx

"Steve Harclerode" <Li*************@hot.mail.comwrote in message
news:e7**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I have used the Salamander .NET Decompiler from RemoteSoft
(www.remotesoft.com). It costs some $$, but it was the only one that did
what we needed.

As far as I know, the company is just one guy named Huihong. He does a
good job with customer service.

They have a free online demo that actually gave me enough of what I needed
once (on a project before the one where I needed to buy the product).

- Steve

"Ralph" <ra******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m58g2000cwm.googlegr oups.com...
>>I have a .net exe a client has given to me to modify.
Unfortunately client claims source code was accidentally lost,
however they do indeed own the app.
App is dot net I ran ildasm.exe and did indeed get something I could
follow.
What I need is a good decompiler to actually produce something I can
modify in either c#, Vb, or c++ even. I've googled and found a few.
Would love to find one that is shareware. I certainly don't want to
have to do this often. Does anyone have any expereince using a
program to decompile a dot net assembly? Does anyone have any
recommendations of one to use, or one to avoid?

Thanks in advance,
Sincerely

Ralph


Feb 3 '07 #5

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