Getting Started with Dotfuscator in Visual Studio 2017
Published on February 16, 2017 by Alexander Goodwin
PreEmptive Protection – Dotfuscator began life as the world’s first .NET obfuscator; nearly fifteen years later, Dotfuscator has grown beyond just obfuscation to become the industry-standard .NET protection tool, able to protect your .NET applications against IP exposure, tampering, and unauthorized debugging.
We are pleased to announce that Visual Studio 2017 honors the tradition set by its predecessors and ships with a free copy of Dotfuscator Community (formerly Dotfuscator CE). Dotfuscator Community is the go-to protection solution for individual .NET developers. For commercial organizations, Dotfuscator Community provides a taste of what’s available in Dotfuscator Professional Edition.
To get started with Dotfuscator Community, simply search for
dotfuscator in Visual Studio 2017’s Quick Launch (Ctrl+Q).
- If Dotfuscator Community is already installed, this will bring up the Menu option to start the Dotfuscator Community user interface (as seen above). See the Getting Started page in our new User Guide for user interface instructions.
- If Dotfuscator Community is not yet installed, this will bring up the relevant Install option. See these Installation instructions for details.