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Assembly Cache Viewer

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Filename: asmcacheaddin.zip
Last update: 04/17/2002
Size: 18 kb

 

Overview
The Assembly Cache Viewer add-in adds a new tool window to your Visual Studio .NET IDE. The tool window displays a list of assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), Native Image cache and Download cache. The view is similar to what you see if you open the %WINDIR%\assembly folder with Windows Explorer. But now you don't have to leave the VS.NET IDE, and you see all assemblies in one place. Assemblies can easily be installed into or uninstalled from the GAC.

 

Visual Studio .NET 2003 Information
The add-in doesn't install properly with VS.NET 2003 (aka Everett). This should be fixed in the next version, whenever I get around to finish it. In the meantime, here are instructions to get it working with VS.NET 2003.

Install it according to the instructions in the ReadMe file. Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and find the following key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\AddIns\AsmCacheAddin.Connect

Right-click it and select Export to save the key to a .REG file. Open this .REG file in a text editor. It should look similar to the following.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\AddIns\AsmCacheAddin.Connect]
"CommandLineSafe"=dword:00000000
"CommandPreload"=dword:00000001
"LoadBehavior"=dword:00000000
"SatelliteDllName"="AsmCacheAddinUI.dll"
"SatelliteDllPath"="x:\\path\\to\\the\\addin\\directory"
"AboutBoxIcon"="#1"
"AboutBoxDetails"="#104"
"FriendlyName"="#100"
"Description"="#101"

Change the version number in the key name to 7.1, so you get

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1\AddIns\AsmCacheAddin.Connect

Then double-click the .REG file in Explorer to import these settings into the Registry again in the correct location for VS.NET 2003.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

 

History

Version 1.0 04/17/2002
Initial release.

 

 

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