.NET Source Code Mass Downloader

On 1/16/08, Microsoft announced the ability to download some of the .NET Framework source code for debugging. This download process was only supported inside of a properly configured Visual Studio 2008.

21 Days Later: Kerem Kusmezer and John Robbins released a tool to download the source code en mass. Frankly, I'm surprised it took so long. : )



Comment Feed 5 comments on this post

Ilya Ryzhenkov:


I crafted a stupid script using srctool and wget in about few hours after I've got the URL and instructions. I think people just downloaded and sit silent ;)

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008, 4:06 PM


John Robbins:


Yeah, I was amazed as well! :)

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008, 4:12 PM


Kerem Kusmezer:


I was amazed also, because my initial version was also so, i used fiddler for reversing the urls , and downloaded anything first :)

Thursday, Feb 7, 2008, 4:47 PM


Kerem Kusmezer:


The good thing is, it does pe pdb signature resolving, and also includes a pdb parser , so it will hopefully work with whole coming download versions :)

Thursday, Feb 7, 2008, 4:49 PM


Kerem Kusmezer:


Reverse engineering freaks :)
System.Net.WebClient rulez :)

Thursday, Feb 7, 2008, 4:50 PM





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