Thursday, March 10, 2011

.Net Reflector v7 is out and I am not happy with Red Gate

Its been known for a while that .Net Reflector v7 was supposed to be a paid version and although I was saddened by that decision by RedGate, I was ok with it.

But what I was not ok with was that when I started up my trusty old copy of v6.1 of .Net Reflector today, it told me that I needed to upgrade to the latest version. But I didn’t want to pay for it so I responded no to the prompt and RedGate promptly went and deleted my reflector.exe file!!!! NOT COOL RED-GATE, Not Cool!

This is the first time I have ever come across a software that doesn’t allow you to run an older version of the software for which we obviously had a license. And definitely it’s the first time I have come across a software that goes to the extent of deleting its file without even asking the user.

Unhappy! unhappy! unhappy!

I hope Red-Gate reviews its policy – as there is no reason why they should cripple their previous free versions of .Net Reflector.

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