Opening and Closing Assemblies
With ReSharper, you can open any .NET assemblies, decompile and explore their contents.
Supported assembly file types include:
- Libraries (.dll)
- Executable files (.exe)
- Windows 8 metadata files (.winmd)
- Archives (.zip)
- NuGet packages (.nupkg)
- Microsoft Visual Studio Extensions packages (.vsix)
To open an assembly
The opened assembly showing its name and version is added to the Assembly Explorer window. You can explore it by expanding the assembly node and its child nodes. Double-click on code symbols to decompile and view the corresponding code.
As ReSharper does not make any modifications to the opened assemblies, you can close them by removing from the Assembly Explorer window.