Wednesday, June 4, 2008

.NET Tools

.NET Tools

ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet regiis.exe)
This tool is to facilitate the administrator or the installation program to update the script maps for ASP.NET application. This helps point the ASP.NET ISAPI version associated with the tool and also to perform other configuration operations.

The Assembly Cache Viewer(Shfusion.dll) This tool is used for viewing and manipulating the contents of the global assembly cache using the Windows explorer.

Assembly Linker (Al.exe)
This tool helps generate a file with an assembly manifest from one or more files that are either resource files or MISL files (Microsoft Intermediate Language files).

Assembly Registration Tool (Regasm.exe)
This tool is used to read the metadata within an assembly and adds the necessary entries to the registry. This in turn allows the COM clients to create .NET Framework classes transparently.

The Assembly binding log viewer (Fuslogvw.exe)
This tool is used to display details of failed assembly binds so that users can diagnose why the .NET framework cannot locate an assembly at runtime.

CorFlags Conversion Tool (CorFlags.exe)
Allows you to configure the CorFlags section of the header of a portable executable image.

Global Assembly Cache Tool (Gacutil.exe)
Allows you to view and manipulate the contents of the global assembly cache and download cache. While Shfusion.dll provides similar functionality, you can use Gacutil.exe from build scripts, makefile files, and batch files.

Installer Tool (Installutil.exe)
This tool helps the user install or uninstall server resources by executing the installer components of a specified assembly.

Isolated Storage Tool (Storedm.exe)
Lists or removes all existing stores for the currently logged-on user.

Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe)
This tool creates a native image from a managed assembly and installs it in the native image cache on the local computer.

The .NET Framework Configuration Tool. (Mscorcfg.msc)
The .NET Framework security policy and applications that use remoting services are managed by this graphical user interface. The global assembly cache can be managed ant configured using this tool.

The .NET services Installation tool (Regsvcs.exe)
The managed classes are added to Windows 2000 component services using this tool. The services are loaded and registered into the assembly and the type libraries are generated, registered and installed into an existing COM + 1.0 application.

XML Serializer Generator Tool(Sgen.exe)
The XML serialization assembly for types in a specified assembly is created by this tool. This helps in improving runtime performance of the
System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer

Soapsuds Tool (Soapsuds.exe)
This tool helps the user compile client applications that communicated with XML Web services using remoting.

Type Library Exporter (Tlbexp.exe)
Generates a type library from a common language runtime assembly.

Type Library Exporter (Tlbimp.exe)
The type definitions found within a COM type library is converted into equivalent definitions managed in metadata format.

Web Services Description Language tool. (Wsdl.exe)
This Generates code for XML Web services and XML Web services clients from Web Services Description Language (WSDL) contract files, XML Schema Definition (XSD) schema files, and .discomap discovery documents.

Web Services Discovery Tool (Disco.exe)
This tool is used to discover URLs of XML Webservices located on the server and saves documents related to the XML web service on a local disk.

XML Schema Definition tool(Xsd.exe)
This tool helps generate XML schemas that follow th XSD language proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It also generates common runtime language classes and Data Set classes from an XSD schema file.

Microsoft CLR Debugger (DbgCLR.exe)
The graphical user interface provided by this tool helps application developers find and fix bugs in programs that target the runtime.

Runtime Debugger (Cordbg.exe)
This tool provides a command line debugging service that uses the Common Language Runtime Debug API to find and fix bugs in programs that target the runtime.

Certificate Creation Tool (Makecert.exe)
This tool generates X.509 certificates for testing purposes only.

Certificate Manager Tool (Certmgr.exe)
This tool Manages certificates, certificate trust lists (CTLs), and certificate revocation lists (CRLs).

Certificate Verification Tool (Chktrust.exe)
This tool is useful in the verification of the validity of a file signed with X.509 certification. This tool ships with the .NET Framework SDK version 1.0 and 1.1. For later versions users must use the Sign Tool (signtool.exe)

Code Access Security Policy Tool (Caspol.exe)
This tool allows users examine and modify machine, user, and enterprise-level code access security policies

File Signing Tool (Signcode.exe)
Signs a portable executable (PE) file with an Authenticode digital signature. The File Signing Tool only ships with the .NET Framework SDK version 1.0 and 1.1. In later versions of the .NET Framework SDK, use the Sign Tool (signtool.exe) utility instead.

Permissions View Tool (Permview.exe)
Displays the minimal, optional, and refused permission sets requested by an assembly. You can also use this tool to view all declarative security used by an assembly.

PEVerify Tool (PEverify.exe)
Performs MSIL type safety verification checks and metadata validation checks on a specified assembly.

Policy Migration Tool (Migpole.exe)
Migrates security policy between two compatible versions of the .NET Framework.

Secutil Tool (Secutil.exe)
Extracts strong name public key information or Authenticode publisher certificates from an assembly, in a format that can be incorporated into code.

Set Registry Tool (Setreg.exe)
Allows you to change the registry settings for the Software Publishing State keys, which control the behavior of the certificate verification process. The Set Registry tool only ships with the .NET Framework SDK version 1.0 and 1.1. In later versions of the .NET Framework SDK, use the Sign Tool (signtool.exe) utility instead.

Sign Tool (signtool.exe)
Digitally signs files, verifies signatures in files, and time stamps files.

Software Publisher Certificate Test Tool (Cert2spc.exe)
Creates, for test purposes only, a Software Publisher's Certificate (SPC) from one or more X.509 certificates.

Strong Name Tool (Sn.exe)
Helps create assemblies with strong names. Sn.exe provides options for key management, signature generation, and signature verification.

License Compiler (Lc.exe)
Reads text files that contain licensing information and produces a .licenses file that can be embedded in a common language runtime executable.

Management Strongly Typed Class Generator (Mgmtclassgen.exe)
Allows you to quickly generate an early-bound class in C#, Visual Basic, or JScript for a specified Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class.

MSIL Assembler (Ilasm.exe)
Generates a PE file from Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL). You can run the resulting executable, which contains MSIL code and the required metadata, to determine whether the MSIL code performs as expected.

MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe)
Takes a PE file that contains MSIL code and creates a text file suitable as input to the MSIL Assembler (Ilasm.exe).

Resource File Generator Tool (Resgen.exe)
Converts text files and .resx (XML-based resource format) files to .NET common language runtime binary .resources files that can be embedded in a runtime binary executable or compiled into satellite assemblies.

Windows Forms ActiveX Control Importer (Aximp.exe)
Converts type definitions in a COM type library for an ActiveX control into a Windows Forms control.

Windows Forms Class Viewer (Wincv.exe)
Finds managed classes matching a specified search pattern, and displays information about those classes using the Reflection API. The Windows Forms Class Viewer only ships with the .NET Framework SDK version 1.0 and 1.1.

Windows Forms Resource Editor (Winres.exe)
Allows you to quickly and easily localize Windows Forms forms.

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