Tools vendor JetBrains has launched an early-access release of its new dotPeek decompiler for .NET.
launched an early-access version of its dotPeek
decompiler for .NET.
May 11 unveiled dotPeek, its new free decompiling tool for .NET. The company
will start regularly publishing pre-release builds of the software as part of
dotPeek Early Access Program, or EAP, JetBrains officials said.
performs the reverse operation to that of a compiler. That is, it translates a
file containing information at a relatively low level of abstraction into a
form having a higher level of abstraction.
Dubova, marketing manager at JetBrains, said the main idea behind dotPeek is to
"make high-quality decompiling, combined with powerful ReSharper-like
navigation and search features, available to everyone in the .NET community
free of charge."
is JetBrains' refactoring and productivity extension to Microsoft's Visual
Studio. It executes static code analysis and provides additional features for
error correction, code completion, navigation, search, syntax highlighting,
formatting, code generation and optimization.
The JetBrains .NET Tools Blog
said JetBrains dotPeek:
- decompiles .NET 1.0-4.0 assemblies to C#;
- brings the full power of ReSharper-style navigation to decompiled code;
- provides syntax highlighting and code insight; and
- is keyboard-centric, with keyboard shortcuts familiar to ReSharper users.
dotPeek 1.0 is scheduled for public release later this year. "Currently
we're looking for user feedback from EAP users-hopefully, a lot of feedback
that will help us make this new decompiler as bug-free and useful as possible
for .NET developers."
JetBrains also is about to include decompiling functionality into the
forthcoming release of ReSharper 6. In fact, decompiling has been announced as
part of ReSharper 6.
The dotPeek Website
with links to fresh EAP builds is at http://www.jetbrains.com/decompiler