.NET assembly editor, decompiler, and debugger
C# Visual Basic
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dnSpy is a tool to reverse engineer .NET assemblies. It includes a decompiler, a debugger and an assembly editor (and more) and can be easily extended by writing your own extension. It uses dnlib to read and write assemblies so it can handle obfuscated assemblies (eg. malware) without crashing.

Binaries

Latest release

Latest build: Build status

Or build it from source, see the Wiki.

Features

  • Open Source (GPLv3) and Free Forever (:TM:)
  • Assembly Editor
    • Use C# or Visual Basic to edit any method, property and event
    • Code editor has IntelliSense (code completion, signature help, quick info)
    • Whole classes can be added to assemblies by adding C# and Visual Basic code
    • Edit all metadata of types (classes), methods, properties, events, fields
    • Add, remove, rename any type (class), method, property, event, field
    • Edit, add, remove .NET resources and save them to disk
    • The IL editor allows editing method bodies at the IL level: IL instructions, locals, exception handlers
  • Debugger
    • Debug any .NET assembly, no source code required
    • Set breakpoints in any assembly, including framework assemblies, assemblies in the GAC and assemblies existing only in memory
    • Memory window
    • Output window
    • Attach to process
    • Locals window
      • raw contents of locals (eg. decrypted byte arrays) can be saved to disk
    • Call Stack window
    • Threads window
    • Modules window
      • Modules (eg. decrypted in-memory modules) can be saved to disk
    • Exception Settings
    • Can debug dynamic assemblies
    • Debugging CoreCLR assemblies is supported
  • Decompile to C#, Visual Basic, IL
  • Themes: blue, dark, light (and high contrast)
  • Supports smaller screens (eg. laptops)
    • Line height can be optimized for smaller screens
      • Blank and non-alphanumeric lines are 75% the normal height
      • No extra spacing between lines (saves 1 vertical pixel per line)
    • Menu and toolbar share the same line
    • Full screen mode (Shift+Alt+Enter) saves some vertical pixels
  • High DPI support and per-monitor DPI-aware
  • Translated to several languages
  • Highly extensible
    • Write your own extensions and add your own features
    • All major features are already extensions (assembly editor, debugger, decompiler)
  • Multiple tabs and tab groups
    • Your screen is too big? Don't cut it in half, add another vertical tab group and read two classes at once!
    • The tabs and positions within the text editors are saved when you close dnSpy and restored at startup so you can continue where you left off
  • Search assemblies
    • Search for types (classes), methods, properties, events, fields
    • Search for strings or numbers in code
  • Assembly analyzer
    • Find usages of types (classes), methods, properties, events, fields
  • BAML to XAML decompiler
  • Fast
  • Highlighted references, keywords
    • References under the caret are highlighted to make it easier to see all uses of the reference in the code
    • Tab, Shift+Tab, Ctrl+Shift+Up, Ctrl+Shift+Down moves to the next or previous reference
    • Alt+Down and Alt+Up moves to the next or previous definition (type (class), method, property, event, field)
  • Structure visualizer
    • Vertical guide lines shown between start and end of code blocks
    • Different colors are used for different blocks, eg. loop, conditional, method, etc
  • dnlib is used to read and write assemblies so it can handle obfuscated code (eg. malware) without crashing
  • Go to commands:
    • Entry point
    • Assembly static initialization method (<Module>..cctor)
    • Any metadata token
    • Any metadata row
  • Syntax highlighted tooltips with XML doc comments when hovering over a type (class), method, property, event, field
  • Methods, properties and events are decompiled in source code order or a custom user-defined order
    • Source code order means that related methods are usually next to each other, just like the programmer wanted
  • Background images can be shown in the text editor
  • Export to project decompiles all selected assemblies and creates a Visual Studio solution
    • Multiple assemblies can be exported at the same time
    • Creates a Visual Studio solution (supports VS2005 - VS-latest) and project files
    • Supports WinForms and WPF classes (creates a code-behind .cs/.vb file and a WinForms .resx / WPF .xaml file)
    • Converts .NET resources to .resx files
  • Open from GAC
  • Command line decompiler
    • Supports Windows, Linux and Mac
    • Syntax highlights output to the screen
  • Scripting with C# REPL
    • Call public dnSpy methods from scripts
    • Script the debugger and other extensions
  • Hex editor
  • Method tokens and addresses are shown in comments and can be clicked to go to the raw metadata or IL bytes
  • Metadata editor
  • Collapse Assembly Explorer nodes command to quickly collapse unused nodes
  • And more...

Picture time!

Edit any method, property or event in C# or Visual Basic

edit-code

Edit any type (class), method, property, event, field

edit-method

Add, remove, rename any type (class), method, property, event, field

delete-method

Edit, add, remove .NET resources and save them to disk

edit-resources

The IL editor allows editing method bodies at the IL level: IL instructions, locals, exception handlers

edit-il1

edit-il2

Debug any .NET assembly, no source code required

debug1

Raw contents of locals (eg. decrypted byte arrays) can be saved to disk

debug-save

Optimizations for smaller screens

more-vert-space

Multiple tabs and tab groups

tab-group

Search assemblies

search

Assembly analyzer

analyzer

Highlighted references, keywords, use Tab, Shift+Tab, Ctrl+Shift+Up, Ctrl+Shift+Down to select next or previous reference or Alt+Up/Down for next definition

hilite-keywords

hilite-refs

Structure visualizer adds colorized vertical guide lines between braces; loops, try/catch and conditional blocks are shown in different colors

structure-visualizer

Structure visualizer is very useful when you're in a method like this:

nightmare

Go to: Entry Point, Module Initializer, MD Token, MD Table Row

go-to-ep

go-to-md-token

go-to-md-table-row

Syntax highlighted tooltips with XML doc comments when hovering over a type (class), method, property, event, field

tooltip

Background images can be shown in the text editor

bgimg1

Same image with left margin and top margin set to 75%

bgimg2

Export to project decompiles all selected assemblies and creates a Visual Studio solution

export-to-project

Command line decompiler, supports Windows, Linux, Mac

console

Scripting with C# REPL, control the debugger and other extensions with C#

scripting

Hex editor

hexeditor

Metadata editor, click on a token or press Ctrl+Shift+D

md-ed1

md-ed2

Want to Contribute?

Check the issues for open issues, especially issues with the up for grabs tag since they should be easier to start with.

If you send a PR, try to use the same coding style as the current project you're editing. Here's a short list:

  • Standard C# coding convention except:
  • Tabs, size = 4
  • Open curly braces ({) are always on the same line as the if/while/method-signature
  • Use var most of the time, except for primitive types where you can use the primitive type (eg. int) instead of var
  • Only use 'this.' if required

Translating dnSpy

Click here if you want to help with translating dnSpy to your native language.

Wiki

See the Wiki for build instructions and other documentation.

License

dnSpy is licensed under GPLv3.

Credits