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Red Gate advances .NET Reflector technology
Cambridge, UK, February 15, 2010 Red Gate Software has launched two new tools that advance .NET Reflector technology: the latest version of the free .NET Reflector and .NET Reflector Pro, a $195 Visual Studio add-in.
The free .NET Reflector 6 fixes bugs reported by users, adds Microsoft .NET 4 support, and includes a new Visual Studio add-in that allows developers to jump into Reflector from your source code. The new .NET Reflector Pro extends Reflector technology to enable developers to debug third-party code even if they don't have the source code for it.
Moving the free tool forward
Jason Haley, a prominent Microsoft .NET developer, likes what Red Gate is doing with the free community tool:
"Red Gate is doing a great job of keeping .NET Reflector moving forward with new support for .NET 4.0 and other changes that help improve existing functionality. Above all, it is still free!"
With the new .NET Reflector Pro, Red Gate is providing capabilities not available in the free Reflector tool or its freely available add-ins. Red Gate's Bart Read, Reflector project manager, offers three major reasons why .NET Reflector Pro delivers value to developers:
- They can step interactively right inside the third-party component, see exactly what's going on, and have the full power and functionality of the Visual Studio debugger to diagnose problems much more quickly and easily.
- They can quickly and accurately understand the behavior of framework and third-party code and zero in on the cause of problems.
- They can avoid the tedious process of wetware debugging, where you decompile the code, read through it, and try to figure out what's going on.
"Because you can do these three things, development workflow is not interrupted," says Read. "You don't have to step out of the debugger to fire up .NET Reflector. You can just carry right on with debugging."
What users say about .NET Reflector Pro
"The new .NET Reflector Pro functionality is great and well worth the price," says Haley. "Adding Reflector Pro to Visual Studio 2010 is going to save me time; it will more than pay for itself."
".NET Reflector Pro is one of the most useful, practical debugging tools that I have ever worked with in .NET," says Tom Baker, consultant software engineer for EMC Corp.
"Red Gate did an excellent job of integrating .NET Reflector Pro right into Visual Studio," says Miha Marki, a .NET consultant and developer. "From now on, I can understand third-party code much better, which gives me a huge advantage."
Find out for yourself
For more information and free downloads of .NET Reflector 6 and .NET Reflector Pro, visit /products/dotnet-development/reflector/
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Bob Cramblitt, Cramblitt & Company
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