//Tuesday 29 January 2008

Toolset (Part 3) - Miscellaneous


Reflector is a class browser, explorer, analyzer and documentation viewer for .NET.


It is particularly useful if you are having problems with a third party .NET assembly that you do not have the source for as it includes a disassembler. If you open up an assembly (File...Open) and then drill down to a class or method you can right click and select Disassemble and it will display the source code for you. There is also a dropdown on the toolbar that lets you select language so you can disassemble it in C#, Visual Basic, MC++, etc. should you so wish.

This is a useful little tool that let's you create multiple root websites in IIS under Windows XP which is often handy during development.


WebLog Expert Lite

Useful free log analyzer for examining IIS log files. Gives information about Visitors, Referrers, Browsers, Errors, etc.

Xenu's Link Sleuth
Xenu's link sleuth is a website spider tool that can be useful for detecting broken links in a website or for checking what pages in a website are actually used. You might inherit a website with lots of pages but actually find that not every page is still linked up.