Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Cool .NET Linking Tool

Now this little tool: Remotesoft's Salamander .NET Linker is pretty cool. It allows you to link .NET assemblies, including system files, into a single file. Once linked, you can deploy your applu without installling the whole .NET Framework.

The tool links MSIL code on demand putting together only the required classes and methods. The tool then builds a minimum set of the Microsoft .NET runtime to ship with your application. This usually results in installation size substantically smaller and faster then traditional .NET apps.

And by linking them this way, it's easier to obfuscate the code. A neat tool!

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