Qn: How to tell if .NET is required

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Qn: How to tell if .NET is required

#1 Post by Cornflower » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:10 am

I am gettig better with discerning events in Regshot and Sanboxie to determine if something is portable and not, but the sheer weight and complexity of .net apps seem a bit more confusing.

I have to have .NET 2.0 for one of my office apps, so failure to run is not one of the choices I have, et I, like many here, still hearken for greater portability.

Does anyone have any rules of thumb for discerning if an app they encounter has dependencies on .net?

Thanks in advance,

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#2 Post by m^(2) » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:13 am

The easiest way is to try to upx it :D

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#3 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:50 am

Use Dependency Walker.

If it displays a dependency on MSCOREE.DLL, then it is a .NET EXE.

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#4 Post by Cornflower » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:33 am

Thanks, both. I like Andrew's method better as I don't UPX except when I am cramming in, never on inspection.

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[quote="Andrew Lee"]Use [url=http://www.dependencywalker.com/]Dependency Walker[/url].

If it displays a dependency on MSCOREE.DLL, then it is a .NET EXE.[/quote]

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