I often show students in my classes how to add ILDasm to their tools menu - it’s handy because you can then click on ILDasm and it will open the current module allowing you to look at the manifest, IL, etc.

  1. Select **Tools External Tools**. You’ll get the tools dialog:


  2. Enter ILDASM for the title and set the Command to the path for ILDASM. The path varies a bit from version to version of Visual Studio. For VS2008 you will find it at C:Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\bin\ildasm.exe

  3. Click the button to the right of Arguments and select “Target Path” and select the “Use Output Window” checkbox.

  4. You should now be able to access Tools ILDASM.
One student in another class recently asked how to get a keyboard shortcut to this. Michael Kennedy - our resident VS.NET shortcut king showed exactly how to do this. It turns out to be really simple – go to **Tools Options** and select Keyboard. Then 1., 2., 3.: