9Rays.Net Releases Spices.Net 4.5 Tool Suite for .NET Developers

April 18, 2005 -- The Spices.Net tool suite for .NET developers comes with five modules -- Obfuscator, Decompiler, Documenter, Modeler, Investigator, and Informer. The new version includes several important additions.

Spices.Net now has a new Documenter module. The module considerably improves the process of documentation creation and management connected to code, saving developers dozens of hours over the course of project completion. All documents are NDoc compatible, with HtmlHelp and HtmlHelp2 support on its way.

Spices.Decompiler module has also been drastically enhanced to give .NET developers even more ammunition. The module can now completely decompile COM/Interop/Unmanaged statements, and unsafe statements, and it works with inline functions. Also added is a built-in syntax editor with ActiveHints technology. In order to make sure the software works correctly, our QA department has performed decompilation tests for over 500 different assemblies.

The Obfuscator module has been upgraded to include enhanced antiILDASM anti-disassembly algorithm that helps developers protect their intellectual property and technological know-how. If an assembly has been compiled with Spices.Net and obfuscated to include the NotDecompile tag, Spices.Decompiler will not be able to decompile it after obfuscation.

The Obfuscator module features protection improvements and innovations. Attributes can now be used to control code encryption (string protection), incremental obfuscation has been improved, and software watermarking is now possible. The software works without obfuscation maps. All new obfuscation features (antiILDASM, SoftwareWatermarking, StrongIncrementalObfuscation) have been tested to work error-free with all types of assemblies -- managed (C#, VB.Net, Delphi.Net, Asp.Net), CompactFramework, and mixed (managed C++).

To give a wider audience of .NET developers a chance to see the quality of code generated, the licensing policy has been changed. The evaluation version of Spices.Net 4.5 is now fully functional, limiting obfuscation to random number of assembly members and decompilation to 50 percent methods, properties and events supported.

A free evaluation of the product is available at http://9rays.net/. Users can purchase the entire suite or an individual component. Prices range from 192.95 to 792.95 US Dollars.

System Requirements: Win98-Win2003 Server, .Net 1.0, 1.1, 2.0