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.NET Reflector 7 Released

This new version fixes a number of bugs and adds support for more high level C# features such as iterator blocks.

A new tabbed browsing model was added and Jason Haley’s PowerCommands add-in was included as an exploratory step for future versions.

To find out more about version 7 just visit http://www.reflector.net/.

The release of version 7 also means that the free version of .NET Reflector is no longer available for download. Maybe you can still get one of the give away licenses that Red Gate provided to communities and individuals.

redgate .NET Reflector 5.1.5.0 Released

Today redgate released version 5.1.5.0 of .NET Reflector.

It was a bumpy release. Early today, at work, as soon as @antsprofiler was announced the deployment of the new version I tried to upgrade and was offered an upgrade to the version 5.1.4.0 over and over again.

Early tonight, at home, when I tried to upgrade I was offered to upgrade to 5.1.5.0.

The funny thing is that, if I try to run it from C:\Program Files I get a UAC dialog the mentions Reflector 5.1.3.

Just moved to my C:\Program Files (Utils) and it all works fine.

Lutz Roeder’s .NET Reflector Is Now Red Gate’s .NET Reflector

Let’s face it, if you don’t know .NET Reflector, you can never claim to be a .NET developer.

Today Red Gate announced the acquisition of Lutz Roeder’s .NET Reflector.

On .NET Reflector’s page, Red Gate states that “will continue to maintain a free version for the benefit of the community”.

You can read an interview with Lutz Roeder and James Moore (general manager of .NET Developer Tools at Red Gate) at simple-talk.

James doesn’t know yet how to improve Reflector, but I do. Reflector needs a major improvement on UI usability and performance. Let’s see if I can come up with a list:

  • For me, search as you type is not a good idea as it is in Reflector.
  • Still in the search theme, search as you type would be nice for the active code window.
  • I cannot understand why changing any of the options fires a total repaint and lost of the view of the active code item.
  • Settings like code, documentation and number formatting should possible to change on the fly with a simple toolbar click.

I’m sure Red Gate is more than capable of taking good care of .NET Reflector.