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How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?


Here’s a simple tip on how to display the IL code by running ildasm.exe inside Visual Studio 2010 .

The IL code will be displayed in the output window of Visual Studio 2010 .

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?

To view the IL in Visual Studio , you must include the ildasm.exe to the tools menu using Add external tools button .

1. Click the Tools menu and then the External Tools.

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?

2. In the External tools dialog , Click the Add button . Give the title name and select the path to the exe and the arguments . Make sure that “Use Output Windows” is checked to displa the result in the output window . Click Ok

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?

3. Now , you should see the ildasm tool in the tool menu .

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?

4. Open the Visual Studio 2010 Project/ Solution file . In this example i used my Windows Phone 7 Project .

5. Click ildasm in the tools menu . This will open the dialog’s menu asking for the arguments , click ok .

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?

6. Now , the IL code should be displayed in the output window for the Windows Phone 7 project

How to Display IL code in Visual Studio 2010 ?
Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.