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Windows | Assembly Explorer

Assembly Explorer allows opening multiple assemblies and keeping a list of opened assemblies and folders. You can traverse and explore all opened assemblies. Expanding an assembly node lists namespaces within the assembly, that can be further expanded to types and type members, as well as assembly references.
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.


dotPeek also provides a bunch of ReSharper-inspired navigation features in the Assembly Explorer as well as in the Code Viewer and other tool windows. Note also that the Assembly Explorer uses the same set of icons that are used in Visual Studio for member identification.

Control Name Description
assembly_explorer_open_dotPeek Open Opens an assembly from project file, library file, or a ZIP archive. For more information, see Opening and Closing Assemblies.
assembly_explorer_explore_dotPeek Explore Folder Allows choosing a folder to be explored recursively and loading all assemblies found in this folder. For more information, see Finding Assemblies in Folders.


Since dotPeek processes the selected folder recursively, make sure not to add a folder that may contain too many assemblies (e.g. Program Files). It might take long to load all assemblies in dotPeek.

assembly_explorer_gac Open from GAC Allows opening one or more assemblies from Global Assembly Cache (GAC). For more information, see Assemblies from Global Assembly Cache.
assembly_explorer_open_list_dotPeek Open Assembly List Opens a list of assemblies saved with the Save Assembly List command. For more information, see Opening assembly list
assembly_explorer_save_list_dotPeek Save Assembly List Saves the list of assemblies currently opened in Assembly Explorer. For more information, see Saving current assembly list


An assembly list is saved as links to local resources and therefore might not be opened correctly on other computers.

assembly_explorer_clear_dotPeek Clear Assembly Explorer Removes all assemblies from the Assembly Explorer.
export_to_project_dotPeek Export to Project Exports the selected assembly to a Visual Studio project. For more information, see Exporting Assembly to Project.
generate_pdb Generate PDB Generates symbol files (PDB and source files) for the selected assembly. For more information, see Generating PDB Files.