"Reflecting" on an assembly without loading it…

Jim Miller mentioned that tool during the PNL04: Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR panel: PE File Reader/Writer. Just pay attention to the licensing condition. If this sounds interesting, you can also look at http://www.postsharp.org/

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C++/CLI add-in for .NET Reflector

If you don’t know that tool yet, stop reading and … stop reading … and download it from http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/. This is a must have for any serious .NET developer. Actually one of the very first things I do after installing VS.NET 200x is to add it as the first tool under the Tools menu in…

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MFC 8 (VC++ 2005) and Windows Forms (Part III)

While describing to an ISV the MFC 8.0 support for Windows Forms, I thought about the managed class below. For a developer that knows MFC but not the managed world. I modestly think that it is more useful than CWinFormsDialog<>.   He or she could write:   void CWindowsFormsDialogTestDlg::OnBnClickedButton1() {    WindowsFormsDialog<TestForm> dlg( this )…

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Down Under by Bill Bryson

When I read Canberra – Why wait for death? on page 127 and started to LoL I decided to mention it here. Whether you want to go to Australia or you’ve already been or even if you don’t have any plan to go, this is an excellent book. You learn and laugh at the same…

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C++/CLI casts operator illustration

After reading the excellent Cast Notation and Introduction of safe_cast<>, I thought I would try the following:   int main() {    String ^ s = “string/chaîne/cadena” ;    Object ^ o = s ;    String ^ s1 = safe_cast<String ^>(o) ;    // string s1 = (string) o;                                              // ldloc.0 / castclass string /…

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