feature about including xml comments wanted

xzp_aterxzp_ater Posts: 8
edited January 13, 2016 11:22AM in .NET Reflector Previous Versions
Reflect is much powerful and nice than jetbrains resharper dotpeek, but dotpeek support with xml comments decompile for sources, sometimes it will help a lot to understand the codes.
Is there any possible we including xml comments decompiled in the reflector?


  • Hi and thanks for your post--I'm so glad to hear you like working with .NET Reflector!

    It is possible to include xml comments in the decompiled code, you'll just need to go to Tools>Options and make sure that the Documentation option is set to "XML comments".

    I hope this info helps! Please let me know how you get on.
    Product Support Engineer | Redgate Software
  • Thanks for your reply.
    But it doesn't work for desktop and vs extension, I close and restart reflector desktop and vs 2015, nothing happens!
    By the way, I really use decompile in vs2015, any more help will be appreciated.
  • So sorry to say that the XML comments aren't available when you're decompiling from VS :/ (I've +1'd a feature request we have for this logged as RP-3711).

    You should still be able to see the comments from the Reflector desktop application though. Can you kindly do a quick check that the xml documentation file is located alongside the assembly you're decompiling?
    Product Support Engineer | Redgate Software
  • Thanks for reply.
    I see the xml comment in reflector desktop now, I have no idea why it didn't show up before.
    Actually, developer always do work in vs, switch to refletor desktop will be an unnecessary diversion, hoping update vs extension soon!
  • That's great news!

    And so sorry again that they're not available from the VS extension. I'll let you know if there are any updates to the request!
    Product Support Engineer | Redgate Software
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