Utilities for .Net Development in VB.Net & C#
Except for the list of Commercial Visual Studio
Enhancers and the build utilities listed below, these are utilities
that I use.
General Visual Studio Enhancement
Binding Remover Did you ever download some code only to find that the
author had left the SourceSafe information in the project.
And of course, it was pointing to their own project tree.
This utility on GotDotNet removes SourceSafe bindings from
Visual Studio Projects. Use it when you download code and
before you send code to someone else.
SmartPaster This utility lets you "Paste As" a string constant,
StringBuilder, a comment or a region. Comes in handy especially for
pasting long SQL.
- Pinvoike.Net Remember the Visual
Basic API Viewer? This side does the same job of cataloging the C#
Signature or VB.Net DECLARE statement for the Win32 API. This is a
cooperative effort and everyone is invited to contribute to this WiKi
- RegexDesigner This
is a great tool for experimenting with regular expressions. It also does
some basic code generation in VB.Net and C#.
Experiment with formatters.
- CodeSmith Code generation
for strongly typed collection and many other types of classes including CSLA. Version 3 is a commercial product that
costs $299. Version 2.6 is still available for free.
Lutz Roeder. .Net Assembly exploration and disassembly. Given a
file with IL, this program will show you the ins and outs of the assembly
and will disassemble all the code and translate it into C#, VB.Net or Delphi
ILDASM - Part of visual studio.
VBCommenter PowerToy XML comments can be built into truly useful
documentation but this feature is missing from VB.Net 2002 and 2003. The
VBCommen2er PowerToy adds very easy XML comments to your code.
- NDoc This
documentation tool turns XML comments into documentation in the form of Help
Compiler 1 files (CHM), Visual Studio Help (HxS), or web pages.
HTML Help 2 Registration Utility
Windows/COM Development Tools:
- WinSize - Show window sizes.
- ColorSniffer - Pick a color off the screen
- FileMon - reports on file activity down at a very detailed level
- RegMon - Shows all registry activity at a very detailed level
- ComExplorer - Displays all COM registration information
- SnagIt - Screen Capture
Commercial Visual Studio Enhancers