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Looking Inside a .dll

Is it possible to look inside a .dll? The reason I'm asking is I've
hard-coded a something inside a .dll and I want to make sure it is secure.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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You mean a regular DLL or a .NET DLL. Both can be viewed, but .NET provides
an easy way to investigate the contents of a method. The SDK comes with a
disassambler program, and there are also tools such as Reflector
(http://www.dnzone.com/ShowDetail.asp?NewsId=31) which does a nice job of
actually decompiling the code.

In other word, if you have secrets, they should not be placed the code
unless you don't care if it is discovered.
"CLEAR-RCIC" <CL*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote in message
news:35******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
Is it possible to look inside a .dll? The reason I'm asking is I've
hard-coded a something inside a .dll and I want to make sure it is secure.

Jul 21 '05 #2
Thanks for the information.

"Peter Rilling" wrote:
You mean a regular DLL or a .NET DLL. Both can be viewed, but .NET provides
an easy way to investigate the contents of a method. The SDK comes with a
disassambler program, and there are also tools such as Reflector
(http://www.dnzone.com/ShowDetail.asp?NewsId=31) which does a nice job of
actually decompiling the code.

In other word, if you have secrets, they should not be placed the code
unless you don't care if it is discovered.
"CLEAR-RCIC" <CL*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote in message
news:35******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
Is it possible to look inside a .dll? The reason I'm asking is I've
hard-coded a something inside a .dll and I want to make sure it is secure.


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