Customize Your Application Startup: Table 1 Compare Reflector and the Object Browser.

Both Reflector and the Object Browser have unique features that help you explore object hierarchies. Use Reflector when you need access to source code or you're using its analyzer. Use the Object Browser when you want interaction with Visual Studio, want access to XML documentation, or want to explore by namespace or special ordering.

Object Browser Reflector
Types and members grouped by Assembly and ordered alphabetically Yes Yes
Types and members grouped by Namespace or ordered by scope or type Yes No
Derivation hierarchy up (base types) Yes Yes
Derivation hierarchy up and down Yes(*) No
Jump to entry for referenced (base) type Yes Yes
Jump to editable code for referenced type or member Yes No
Filter/search for known names or fragments Yes Yes
Display XML comments (summary, parameters, return types, and exceptions Yes No
Show disassembled source code for any assembly No Yes
Show analysis of type or member usage No Yes
Track bookmarks for locations in declaration tree No Yes
(*) Assuming you use the trick of opening the project in VS in a scenario where the assembly is NOT referenced
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