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Hi,
I have a question about .NET Framework and programming in general.

Well, I have been using visual studio so far since the times of VB6.
I have really enjoyed the convenient functionality of visual studio, and although I'm not a professional programmer I have achieved almost everything I wanted.

But my concern is about commercial use of programming with high security. Is there any way that I can achieve this goal too in Visual Studio?

I mean, I believe there's no security in the deployment of .NET Framework executable files while with a single button of a .NET Decompiler they can extract the source code out of it.
Yet, I think being bound to .NET Framework is one of the weakpoints of .NET Programming since most of today's commercial applications are framework independent.

With the "dependency" and "security" problems that I have in .Net Programming, what do you suggest for me? Should I carry on with it or move on to another programming platform?

Thanks for reading!
-GabrielX
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Solution 1

It is not completely possible to secure the source code, but you can make it hard using Obfuscation[^]

See this answer,
how-to-protect-an-exe-file-from-decompilation[^]
   
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Gabriel X 1-Jan-12 20:14pm
   
I see...
I hadn't heard of this before, but if I accept this as the decompilation's solution, still another problem will remain.

By the way, thanks for your response!

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