Developer's of the world, unite!
With pleasure I announce that Microsoft is releasing the source code for .NET Framework base class libraries under the Microsoft Reference License which is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/licensingbasics/referencelicense.mspx
As if this wasn't easy enough, we will introduce a capability in Visual Studio 2008 to allow .NET developers who are debugging applications, to debug not only into their own source code, but also debug into the .NET Framework source code using Visual Studio. With this capability, when developers are stepping through code, if they wish, they will be able to step into the source code for the .NET base class libraries. We expect the debugging capability to be available to .NET developers who use the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008, when Visual Studio 2008 releases. Our current plan is to release Visual Studio 2008 before the end of the 2007.Developers will be able to download the source code package for the .NET libraries around the same time, or soon after
This release will include the Base Class Libraries (BCL), Windows Forms, ASP.NET, System.Data, and WPF. BCL includes many of the basic classes in the framework including collections, string and text handling, IO,serialization, remoting, and others. We plan to include additional libraries into the set as time goes on.
Essentially, people can look at the source code, but they may not copy it. If a person finds what they believe to be a bug in the code, Microsoft would encourage the person to submit feedback via the product feedback center, see http://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/default.aspx?SiteID=210 .
I just got out of a Conf call and there will be a significant announcement tomorrow morning. .Net developers will rejoice and celebrate. I am so excited that I Really really want to talk about it right now...but I can't do it until tomorrow morning 9:00 AM PST!!
But, be sure to check Scott Guthrie's blog to learn more about this 'exciting' stuff!
Developers of the world - unite!
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