To make sure we can stay focused on the building the best possible decompiler and Visual Studio debugging enhancer, we’ve made the tough decision to deprecate add-in support for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008.As more and more developers are upgrading their IDE, the vast majority of Reflector users are now working in Visual Studio 2010.
What exactly does this mean for you?
The Visual Studio extensions in future versions of .NET Reflector Pro & VSPro will only support Visual Studio 2010 (or higher). If you need to work in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008, you can download a “sunset” build of .NET Reflector 7.5 below, which will support older versions of Visual Studio.
Please bear in mind that this sunset build will not contain the full set of features available in the more current versions of Reflector.
How can I use .NET Reflector with Visual Studio 2005 or 2008?
Download the sunset build of .NET Reflector 7.5 below, open it up on the machine running the older version of Microsoft’s IDE, and then run Reflector as usual. Running .NET Reflector will allow you to install the Visual Studio extension, and applying your current license key will enable you to use the tool as normal.