.NET Framework Source Code Release


I am very excited about making the source code to the .NET Framework publicly available.    I think this will allow developers to debug into the .NET Framework source to help their understanding of the platform.    Imagine trying to fix a view state issue and being able to literally step into the framework source code and see what is actually going on. 

While I know many folks have been using .NET Reflector for this purpose, I think the debugging support from within Visual Studio 2008 is really a great addition… Plus it gives Lutz more time to work on other features 😉

 Scott has an excellent walk through and integration works and Scott Hanselman and Shawn Burke  recently recorder this Podcast.

Comments (5)

  1. I am very excited about making the source code to the .NET Framework publicly available . I think this

  2. This is brilliant news…Coming from an MFC background many moons ago, being able to step into "system" code was the one thing I really missed.

    Cheers

    Lee

  3. Good move. Just like in the old MFC days.

    .NET is going to enter in whole new era.

  4. With all due respect to the esteemed Senator from MuleSource, I wonder what Dave Rosenberg has been smoking. In this blog posting, Dave says that Microsoft’s release of the source code to the .NET Libraries is "a patent trolling dream." I’ve dealt with