I am amazed and excited to read that Microsoft has decided to release the source code of the .Net libraries.
Scott Guthrie writes:
“[…] One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them. […] VS 2008 will include support to automatically retrieve the appropriate .NET Framework source files on demand from Microsoft. This means that the source code for the ASP.NET GridView and BaseDataBoundControl classes above do not have to already be installed on the machine before we started the debugger. Instead, when we use F11 to step into their implementation VS can automatically download the source files from Microsoft and open it within the IDE. […]”
WOW. This is so cool, and a further step in the right direction.
Thanks to Alessandro for having picked this up, as I read it on his blog, and I thought it was an information worth spreading!!!