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Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

    One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them. Today I'm excited to announce that we'll be providing this with the .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 release later this year. We'll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries (System, System.IO, System.Collections, System.Configuration, System.Threading, System.Net, System.Security, System.Runtime, System.Text, etc), ASP.NET (System.Web), Windows Forms (System.Windows.Forms), ADO.NET (System.Data), XML (System.Xml), and WPF (System.Windows). We'll then be adding more libraries in the months ahead (including WCF, Workflow, and LINQ). The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference License (MS-RL).

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    1. Fergal1982
      Cool. This will be fantastic for learning how they are doing things.

      And if nothing else, its also going to possibly increase the bugfix rate on any library errors - since developers may well report the bug along with the exact cause (and possibly the fix too).

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