Security Tools (.NET Framework)

The command-line tools in this section help you perform security-related tasks, such as configuring security policy, managing certificates, and digitally signing files. They enable you to test your components and applications before you deploy them.

These tools are automatically installed with Visual Studio and with the Windows SDK. The best way to run these tools is by using the Visual Studio or Windows SDK Command Prompt.

In This Section

  • Alphabetical Listing of Tools (.NET Framework)
    Provides a single alphabetical listing of all the tools in the .NET Framework Tools section of the documentation.

  • Build, Deployment, and Configuration Tools (.NET Framework)
    Includes tools that help with build and deployment tasks such as generating portable executable (PE) and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) files, viewing and manipulating the global assembly cache, managing application and deployment manifests, and handling isolated stores and resource files.

  • Debugging Tools (.NET Framework)
    Includes graphical and command-line tools that provide information about the internal common language runtime environment, help you find and fix bugs in applications that target the common language runtime, and let you view assembly binds.

  • Interop Tools (.NET Framework)
    Includes tools that enable interaction between unmanaged COM components and .NET Framework managed code.

  • Miscellaneous Development Tools (.NET Framework)
    Includes the following additional tools: SqlMetal Code Generation Tool and Windows Forms Class Viewer.