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View .NET Framework source code

So, you are working with .NET framework objects and you’re curious to see what happens inside a method that’s defined in the framework. How do you do it? Well, with ReSharper, it’s actually quite easy.

To begin with, Ctrl-click the element you want to view (say, MessageBox.Show). The first time you do it, the following dialog will pop up:

Selecting default action for navigating to compiled code

If you pick the Go to .NET Framework sources option, ReSharper will attempt to download sources and PDBs for the assemblies related to the class you are interested in:

ReSharper is downloading sources from symbol server

Once this is done, you’ll need to accept the EULA, and that’s it – you will be presented with the actual .NET Framework source code:

ReSharper displays .NET Framework sources from symbol server

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Last modified: 3 April 2017