Review source code

Hi Expert

how to review the code for the exe application files.

i tried to open with an Noteoad ++ , i can''t review any of the code was Ascll.

Can i review  the code from Visual Studio?
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
>>Can i review  the code from Visual Studio?

Are you talking about the source code.  Then yes.
However if you are talking about decompiling the exe then that is not reviewing the code and is a much harder task.
Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
Hi alanlam123,

You can review the source files of .exe through visual studio. But if you don't have the source code of that .exe files then you have to decompile exe file through decompiler (JetBrains doPeek... etc).  (free-of-charge standalone tool based on ReSharper's bundled decompiler)

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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
To your question, "how to review the code for the exe application files.", the exe file is a executable application and does not contain the source code it is NOT ASCII but is the compiled to IL, Intermediate Language, which is compiled to the native code at run time using the JIT, Just In Time, compiler. In order to be able to read the application you will need to have the original source code or if you do not have access to the original source code you will need to use a decompiler such as JetBrains doPeek as stated by @Tapan in his post. Be advised that using such a tool will NOT give you the exact source such as variable names may be different.
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