Be Aware of wincv.exe

Be Aware of wincv.exe

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When you install the .NET SDK / VS.NET, you are provided with numerous stand alone programming tools, one of which is named wincv.exe (Windows Class Viewer). Many developers are unaware of wincv.exe, as it is buried away under the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Bin subdirectory (by default).

This tool allows you to type in the name of a given type in the base class libraries and view the C# definition of the type. Mind you, wincv.exe will not show you the implementation logic, but you will be provided with a clean snapshot of the member definitions.


Tip from Andrew Troelsen
Posted by: Duncan Mackenzie, MSDN
This post applies to Visual C# .NET 2003

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