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Unpacking the .NET Framework Source Code

October 7, 2008 2 comments

Microsoft "released" the source of the .NET framework a while ago. The details are here:

http://referencesource.microsoft.com/

But of course, it’s not that simple. You’re not supposed to be able to read the source willy-nilly; you’re only supposed to be able to see it when you’re debugging a program. So there’s some instructions to set it up with Visual Studio. I got this to work once, but since I applied Service Pack 1 it hasn’t worked – I just get blank files.

Then there’s this curious page:

http://referencesource.microsoft.com/netframework.aspx

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