Typically, you use the Visual Studio IDE to compile and deploy your .NET Framwork apps. However, there are additional tools, provided in this section, that also enable you to build and deploy your apps. You can use these tools to generate portable executable (PE) and intermediate language (IL) files, view and manipulate the global assembly cache, manage application and deployment manifests, and handle isolated stores and resource files.
Lets you create, edit, and sign application and deployment manifests. As a command-line tool, Mage.exe can be run from both batch scripts and other Windows-based applications, including ASP.NET applications.
Enables you to tune native image assemblies using common end-user scenarios. Mpgo.exe allows the generation and consumption of profile data for native image application assemblies (not the .NET Framework assemblies) using training scenarios selected by the application developer.
Improves the performance of managed applications through the use of native images (files containing compiled processor-specific machine code). The runtime can use native images from the cache instead of using the just-in-time (JIT) compiler to compile the original assembly.
Converts text (.txt or .restext) files and XML-based resource format (.resx) files to common language runtime binary (.resources) files that can be embedded in a runtime binary executable or compiled into satellite assemblies.
Exports a .NET Framework assembly that is compiled as a .winmdobj file into a Windows Runtime component, which is packaged as a .winmd file that contains both Windows Runtime metadata and implementation information.
Helps you localize user interface (UI) resources (.resx or .resources files) that are used by Windows Forms. You can translate strings, and then size, move, and hide controls to accommodate the localized strings.
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.