In Reflector 8.2, we introduced support for Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and some new code exploration features in the desktop tool. For version 8.3, we decided to address a long-standing feature request: putting the Analyzer into the Visual Studio add-in:
This morning we’ve shipped another version of .NET Reflector. This release contains support for Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 (still currently in preview), and some of the new analysis features we’ve had in beta.
Version 8.2 is a free upgrade, so anyone with a version 7 or version 8 license can just download and use it.
.NET Reflector version 8.2 contains:
- Support for Visual Studio 2013
- Support for .NET 4.5.1
- On-hover hex/decimal value conversion in Reflector Desktop
- Local variable highlighting in Reflector Desktop
- Code Map view in Reflector Desktop
- Fix for the Enable just my code bug in the Visual Studio extension.
You can get .NET Reflector 8.2 via check for updates in the tool, or download it here
A couple of days ago, David pushed out an update to the .NET Obfuscation checker.
It’s a fairly small update – he’s bumped the version of Reflector it uses so it’s now completely up to date, fixed a crash on startup that some people had seen, and made a few other small tweaks and bug fixes.
If you’d missed it, the Obfuscation Checker is a simple free tool that uses Reflector to scan through a directory and check the contents for obfuscation, strong naming, signing, and so on.
The idea is that it should make the release process a little easier if you need to obfuscate and protect your IP, so hopefully people will find it useful. And of course, we’re happy to hear any feedback.
On Thursday we released version 8.0 of Reflector. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan, and it looks like we’ve confused a few people.
The Check for Updates notification for version 8 incorrectly lists it as a free trial:
The bad news is that currently it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to fix that.
The good news is that you can just ignore it.
Version 8 is a free upgrade to version 7 users, and when you update, you’ll get the full version, not a free trial.
For more on what’s included in v8, check out the release blog post
For a bit more on why this happens, keep reading.
Yesterday afternoon, we shipped version 7.7 of .NET Reflector. That means we’re almost done with version 7, and ready to wrap up and move on to V8. We started working on version 7 way back in December 2010, and we’ve come a long way since then.
.Net Reflector 7.7 is going to have a fairly quick turn around and a short beta period, as we’re looking to release later on this month. We’ve mostly been fixing bugs and tidying things up but there are probably a couple of things of note that are worth mentioning.
If you want to try out 7.7 now, it’s available as the latest EAP build
Reflector 7.6.1 comes just a couple of months after the Reflector 7.6 release. We wanted our release to concur with the Visual Studio 2012 launch to keep to our promise of sim-shipping alongside Visual Studio and to show our continuing support for new technologies from Microsoft.
Visual Studio 2012 is slated to ship soon, and when it does, Reflector will be sim-shipping right there alongside it. As part of our work to support the newest technologies from Microsoft (C# 5, WinRT, .NET 4.5) we’ve been working on Visual Studio 2012 integration and the new theming styles.
Nigel, our developer who’s been doing most of this UI coding, tells us a bit more about the work involved and how he did it:
We believe it’s a better experience for most of our users. It also give us a way to uninstall much more cleanly ,which is something which gets queried a whole lot on the forums:
The guys across the hall from us just released ANTS Performance Profiler 7.3, and there are some awesome features for anyone who works with ASP.NET. The profiler now displays .NET code performance alongside database calls, and that insight is all contextualised according to HTTP requests, so you can attribute specific behaviour in your application to the code on the screen. The ability to quickly track down performance bottlenecks, whether they’re in .NET code or database queries, is a great example of the next generation of performance profiling.
But what I’d like to mention is that they’ve also integrated .NET Reflector directly into the profiler, so you can now track down performance issues that are inside 3rd party code.