Assembly Explorer window
opening multiple assemblies
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.
You can double-click any type to decompile it or fetch source from a symbol server
(depending on your
In addition, the Assembly Explorer contains nodes representing base types and inheritors of the current type.
|Open||Opens an assembly from project file, library file, or a ZIP archive. For more information, see Opening and Closing Assemblies.|
|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.|
|Open from GAC||Allows opening one or more assemblies from Global Assembly Cache (GAC). For more information, see Opening Assemblies from Global Assembly Cache.|
|Open from NuGet||Allows opening assemblies from NuGet packages.|
|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.|
|Generate PDB||Generates symbol files (PDB and source files) for the selected assembly. For more information, see Generating PDB Files.|