Browsing the GAC

Posted Tue, Sep 20 2005 2:53 by bill

You can make it possible to browse the GAC like a set of folders and files and hence access assemblies that are only in the GAC.  Typically I just use a command prompt to do this, but there's a registry hack which lets you do it from explorer:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion]
"DisableCacheViewer"=hex:10

Toogle the value to 0 to go back to the usual view, non zero for folder and file view.  Now when you do that you might find some interesting assemblies.  My favourite at the moment that comes with VS 2005, is:

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Zip

Oh, and an interesting side effect of this is you can now browse to a file in the GAC and add it as a reference to your Visual Studio project.

Enjoy smile

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# Visualizar pastas do GAC

Monday, September 19, 2005 11:16 AM by TrackBack

# GAC 들여다 보기

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 12:00 AM by TrackBack

??? ?? ? ????.
GAC? ?? ?????. .NET framework?? assembly? global scope? ?? ???? ? ?????. ??? ??...

# Using the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Zip assembly

Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:55 PM by @ Head

I got an email today asking about the use of the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Zip assembly. Hi, my name is

# [Net] How-To: navegar la GAC como si fuese un directorio de Windows ?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:05 PM by El Bruno

Buenas, lamentablemente he comprobado que a medida que uno avanza como profesional, el nivel de los problemas

# [Net] How-To: navegar la GAC como si fuese un directorio de Windows ?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:05 PM by El Bruno

Buenas, lamentablemente he comprobado que a medida que uno avanza como profesional, el nivel de los problemas

# [Net] How-To: navegar la GAC como si fuese un directorio de Windows ?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:05 PM by El Bruno

Buenas, lamentablemente he comprobado que a medida que uno avanza como profesional, el nivel de los problemas