Where to Find SN.exe

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SN.exe is a Strong Name tool that can sign assemblies, manage strong name keys, and generate and verify signatures.  You will typically find it here:

C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 8SDKv2.0Bin

If you cannot find it there, check “C:Program Files” on 32-bit systems.  Also check the folders corresponding to other versions of Microsoft Visual Studio, such as “Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0” etc.  If you still cannot find it, run a search on your C: drive. 

If SN.exe is not installed on your hard drive, you can download it here:

.NET Framework 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)
x86   x64

According to Microsoft, since .NET Framework versions 3.0 and 3.5 are built incrementally on the .NET Framework version 2.0, many of the tools included in the .NET Framework 2.0 SDK are the latest versions available.  But just in case, you can download the newest version of .NET:

.NET Framework 4 redistributable package

C# Code Converter

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DeveloperFusion offers a free .NET code converter.  Simply paste your C# or VB.NET code into this web-based tool, then select your target language: C#, VB.NET, Python or Ruby.  Supports syntax up to .NET 3.5.

Code Converter

NP .NET Profiler

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NP .NET Profiler Tool is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as slow performance, memory related issues, and first chance exceptions in any .NET process.  The tool has the following features:

  • XCopy deployable: no install or reboot required
  • Supports all types of .NET applications
  • Generates true callstacks for exceptions, memory allocations, and function calls
  • Can monitor a specific namespace to reduce overhead and generate a smaller output file
  • Memory profiler reports total number of objects allocated per function
  • Custom reports using SQL-like queries
  • Wizard-based UI
  • Supports all versions of .NET (1.0 , 1.1, 2.0 and 3.5)
  • Supports all platforms (x86, x64 and IA64)
  • Supports all OSes (Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Vista)
  • Support virtual machines

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Free Developer Tools

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Following are some simple but useful FREE tools for software developers. Each tool is freely distributable and includes the original C# source code so you can modify the tool to your needs. These tools are not supported. Enjoy!

Color Gadget

Select a .NET KnownColor or other color, copy RGB and hex values to the clipboard.

Free Download

Guid Generator

Generate a new globally-unique ID and copy it to the clipboard.

Free Download

Hex Converter

Quickly convert between hex and decimal numbers.

Free Download

Shortcut Replace

Search/replace the path and working directory in a collection of shortcut (.lnk) files.

Free Download

Visual Studio Toolbox Installer

Console program that installs/removes tabs and custom controls and components in the Visual Studio .NET Toolbox.

Free Download

Window Watcher

Shows the form and client bounds of the active window.

Free Download

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Released

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Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework v3.5. These upgrades enable .NET software developers to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and reliable applications and take advantage of new features found in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

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