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Miscellaneous Development Tools (.NET Framework)

The tools provided in this section include code generation, accessibility testing, and type reflection utilities for .NET Framework applications.

These tools are automatically installed with Visual Studio and with the Windows SDK. The best way to run these tools is by using the Visual Studio or Windows SDK Command Prompt.

SqlMetal.exe (Code Generation Tool)

Generates code and mapping for the LINQ to SQL component of the .NET Framework.

Wincv.exe (Windows Forms Class Viewer)

Displays information about a class or series of classes, based on a search pattern, by using the common language runtime reflection API.

Alphabetical Listing of Tools (.NET Framework)

Provides a single alphabetical listing of all the tools in this section of the documentation.

Build, Deployment, and Configuration Tools (.NET Framework)

Includes tools that help with build and deployment tasks such as generating portable executable (PE) and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) files, viewing and manipulating the global assembly cache, managing application and deployment manifests, and handling isolated stores and resource files.

Debugging Tools (.NET Framework)

Includes graphical and command-line tools that provide information about the internal common language runtime environment, help you find and fix bugs in applications that target the common language runtime, and let you view assembly binds.

Security Tools (.NET Framework)

Includes command-line tools that help you perform security-related tasks and test your components and applications before you deploy them.

Interop Tools (.NET Framework)

Includes tools that enable interaction between unmanaged COM components and .NET Framework managed code.

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