Chapter 5. Essential .NET Tools
The .NET Framework SDK contains many useful programming tools.
Here, in an alphabetical list, are those we have found most useful or
necessary for developing C# applications. Unless otherwise noted, the
tools in this list can be found either in the \bin
directory of your .NET Framework SDK installation or in the
directory (replace VERSION with the framework
version). Once the .NET Framework is installed, you can access these tools
from any directory. To use any of these tools, invoke a Command Prompt
window and enter the name of the desired tool. For a complete list of the
available command-line switches for any given tool, enter the tool name
csc) and press the Return or
- ADepends.exe: assembly dependency list
Adepends displays all assemblies that a given assembly is dependent on to load. This is a useful C# program found among the samples in the \Tool Developers Guide directory beneath the .NET Framework or Visual Studio .NET directory tree. You need to install these samples before you can use them, because they are not installed by default.
- Al.exe: assembly linking utility
Creates an assembly manifest from the modules and resources files you name. You can also include Win32 resources files. Here’s an example:
al /out:c.dll a.netmodule b.netmodule
- CorDbg.exe : runtime debugger
General source-level, command-line debug utility for MSIL programs. Very useful tool for C# source debugging. Source ...