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Extracting source code from executable files

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by lamstaldy, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. lamstaldy

    lamstaldy Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to extract the source code from a VB executable file?
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Back into VB, no there isnt.
     
  3. AbvAvgUser

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    If there would be a way to do that, codes of all the major softwares will be extremely vulnerable!! :D ;)

    I agree with brendandonhu that there is no way to do this!!
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    What you can do is run Debug and get a little information about the basic functions that the program uses. You can also use a hex editor to get the hex code of it, that allows you to change the text of some buttons, and messages in the program sometimes.
     
  5. lamstaldy

    lamstaldy Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for your input, I guess I'll be re-writing some code.
     
  6. brendandonhu

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    Your welcome :)

    Hope it wasnt too much code you lost. (it sounds like you had a program and lost the source, is that right?)
     
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