Assembly Explorer window
Assembly Explorer allows opening multiple assemblies and keeping a list of open assemblies and folders. You can traverse and explore all open assemblies. Expanding an assembly node lists namespaces within the assembly, which can be further expanded to types and type members, as well as assembly references. You can double-click any type to decompile it or fetch source from a symbol server (depending on your settings).
In addition, the Assembly Explorer contains nodes representing base types and inheritors of the current type.
To filter items in the Assembly Explorer, use the search box on top. Note that you can use CamelHumps here.
Opens an assembly from project file, library file, or a ZIP archive. For more information, see Opening and Closing Assemblies.
|Allows choosing a folder to be explored recursively and loading all assemblies found in this folder. For more information, see Finding Assemblies in Folders.|
Open from GAC
Open from Running Process
Open Assembly List
Opens a list of assemblies saved with the Save Assembly List command. For more information, see Opening assembly list
Save Assembly List
|Saves the list of assemblies currently opened in Assembly Explorer. For more information, see Saving current assembly list|
Clear Assembly Explorer
Removes all assemblies from the Assembly Explorer.
Export to Project
Exports the selected assembly to a Visual Studio project. For more information, see Exporting Assembly to Project.
Generates symbol files (PDB and source files) for the selected assembly. For more information, see Generating PDB Files.