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Decompiler for vb and vb.net - Visual Studio community edition

If I get the VS Studio Edition 2015 does it have a decompiler? If not, do you have a suggestion for a free one? Thank you!
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Dallas Smetter
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
VS 2015 does not have a decompile. You can get dotPeek and it is free. Here is the link https://www.jetbrains.com/decompiler/
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
why do you need it for?

one of the most used/known is surely http://www.red-gate.com/products/dotnet-development/reflector/
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
@Eric Reflector is not free.
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Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
you are right. it used to be free before RG bought it!
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Yeah what a shame I do not use it often enough to warrant the cost. Just waiting on the other shoe to drop until JB starts charging for dotPeek.
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
I know it's not ideal but you can also use ILDASM (which comes with VS).  Reflector and dotPeek work by converting IL back into C#/VB.NET.

-saige-
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Dallas SmetterSolution EngineerAuthor Commented:
@Éric Moreau I am working for a client who wants me to build new things based upon existing compiled vb stuff... the person who originally wrote the vb stuff is long gone and I am writing new stuff with different technology but want to get assistance by looking at existing logic.
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Dallas SmetterSolution EngineerAuthor Commented:
Works great! Let us pray that the other shoe stays squarely in place!
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
I hear that.  👏
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