Upgrade to latest Reflector for .NET with caution

Lutz Roeder announced the release of version 4.2 this afternoon. (If you’re a .NET developer and aren’t familiar with this tool, you must be living under a rock!) The previous release,, has been out for some time; so, I decided to jump in and upgrade.

Unfortunately all of my Reflector plug-ins threw exceptions upon attempting to load in R4.2 (i.e. FileDisassember, Goodies, Graph, Graph.Drawing, Rules, TreeMap, Diff, Coverage.NCover, and CodeSearch). Fortunately I can wait patiently for the plug-in community to catch up, but if you cannot, you may want to hang tight with your current version awhile longer.

While you’re waiting, be sure to check out the rest of Lutz’s fine, free tools.

Update 1/27/2006: The following R4.2-compatible add-ins are available: ClassView + CodeModelView, FileDisassember, Graph + Rules + TreeMap + CodeMetrics + ComViewer + DesignViewer, Diff, and CodeSearch.