Is there a way of getting the source code from a CLR assembly?
We have a database created by another department that has a CLR assembly used in a SP, and we need to change the CLR because it is referencing a column that doesn't exist anymore and we need to update it.Can we update the CLR without the source code, or is there a way to get the source code from the assembly.
I'll add an answer in here...
1 - The script to extract the assembly from the database at http://serverfault.com/questions/139703/extracting-a-sqlclr-assembly is not correct.
2 - .NET reflector does not always decompile things correctly. I have had instances in the past where I have been decompiling something in order to recompile it, and the recompiled version has been subtly different. An example of this was when trying to decompile and recompile a third party T-SQL script parsing component - it looked like it worked, but then fell over on some of the less obvious code paths - so definitely tread with caution.: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175085.aspx
answered May 09 '11 at 01:07 AM
Matt Whitfield ♦♦