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File | Open from GAC

dotPeek can open assemblies from Global Assembly Cache (GAC).

To open assemblies from Global Assembly Cache
  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose File | Open from GAC.
    • Click Open from GAC assembly_explorer_gac on the toolbar.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+O.
  2. In the Open from GAC dialog box that appears, select the desired assemblies. You can batch-select assembly items and filter out assemblies by typing parts of assembly names in the Search field.


    Use CamelHumps - the capitals that different parts of assembly names start with. For example, to find all assemblies with names containing Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling in the list of GAC assemblies, you can type mvsm.

The selected assemblies showing their names and versions are added to the Assembly Explorer window. You can explore them by expanding assembly nodes and their child nodes. Double-click on code symbols to decompile and view the corresponding code. For more information, see Working with Code.