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Dotfuscator is a tool that hinders reverse engineering and tampering for .NET, Xamarin and Universal Windows Platform applications. It implements a combination of code obfuscation, optimization, shrinking and hardening technologies.
A free version of Dotfuscator, called the Dotfuscator Community Edition is distributed as part of Microsoft's Visual Studio.[1]


Dotfuscator was developed by PreEmptive Solutions and a version has been free inside Microsoft's Visual Studio since 2003. [2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Beth Massi (23 February 2010). "Dotfuscator Gets Better and Still Free in Visual Studio". Microsoft, Inc. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions announce enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition to be included in Microsoft Visual Studio". NFV NEWS. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Chris (2008). COBOL and Visual Basic on .NET: A Guide for the Reformed Mainframe Programmer. New York: Apress. p. 636. ISBN 9781430207726. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Bruce (2012). Professional Visual Studio 2012. Indianaoplis: John Wiley & Sons. p. 877. ISBN 9781118416488. 
  5. ^ Patrick, Tim; Craig, John Clark (2006). Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook: Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc. p. 34. ISBN 9780596101770. 

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