If you want to see the .net exe source code, follow the simple steps. You can get the actual C ++ or C # code from any .NET exe file by easily decompressing the .NET file.

How to obtain the .NET EXE source code

Well, software and types related to Computer Science understand this concept. That is if we are working in .NET and compile an application code written in C ++ or C #. Then, after compiling and building, we get the .NET .NET file. Have you ever wondered how to recover the source code of the application c ++ or c # complete?

  get the source of .net exe

Well, it's called decompile the .NET application. There are certain tools that can decompile it. Just give the .EXE entry that is created using .NET and the decompiler will give you the source code that is written in any .NET language, for example. C ++ or C #. That is why it is considered a security risk. This also raises a point where we should secure our .NET exe file before handing it over to anyone for review or testing.

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Therefore, let's analyze the steps to follow, please note that you can only decompile and view the .NET exe source code, it will only work with .EXE, which are created and compiled using .NET framework libraries.

Step 1: Download Decompiler – .NET Reflector

You must first download a software called .NET reflector.This tool will give you the complete .NET source code of the .EXE file. Built by the company called Red Gate Click on the button below to start downloading this .NET decompiler.

Step 2: Install the .NET Reflector application

Once the configuration is downloaded, start your installation, follow the instructions until is completely installed.

  Download button

Step 3: Open the .NET EXE assembly in .NET Reflector

  • Open the .NET reflector application.
  • Click on the file option.
  • Select Open an assembly.
  • You can choose an .EXE file. (Note that this .EXE file should have been compiled previously using the .NET framework).
  • Once it has been loaded, you will see all the files and the source code written in VB, C ++ or C #.

  View .NET EXE source code

NOTE: If you see a red error saying "It is not a .NET module", then .EXE is not a compiled file in .NET or it may have been secured using some encryption tool like Themida.

Let me know if you find any problem in View .NET exe source code. Comment below and we will get in touch with you. The .NET Reflector software is also integrated with Visual Studio 2013. The integration can help to decompile and quickly view the code of the compiled exe file using dot net.

This publication was last updated: March 15, 2014