How do I list all loaded assemblies?


Question

In .Net, I would like to enumerate all loaded assemblies over all AppDomains. Doing it for my program's AppDomain is easy enough AppDomain.CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies(). Do I need to somehow access every AppDomain? Or is there already a tool that does this?

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4/25/2009 10:01:39 AM

Accepted Answer

Using Visual Studio

  1. Attach a debugger to the process (e.g. start with debugging or Debug > Attach to process)
  2. While debugging, show the Modules window (Debug > Windows > Modules)

This gives details about each assembly, app domain and has a few options to load symbols (i.e. pdb files that contain debug information).

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Using Process Explorer

If you want an external tool you can use the Process Explorer (freeware, published by Microsoft)

Click on a process and it will show a list with all the assemblies used. The tool is pretty good as it shows other information such as file handles etc.

Programmatically

Check this SO question that explains how to do it.

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5/23/2017 12:26:10 PM

Here's what I ended up with. It's a listing of all properties and methods, and I listed all parameters for each method. I didn't succeed on getting all of the values.

foreach(System.Reflection.AssemblyName an in System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetReferencedAssemblies()){                      
            System.Reflection.Assembly asm = System.Reflection.Assembly.Load(an.ToString());
            foreach(Type type in asm.GetTypes()){   
                //PROPERTIES
                foreach (System.Reflection.PropertyInfo property in type.GetProperties()){
                    if (property.CanRead){
                        Response.Write("<br>" + an.ToString() + "." + type.ToString() + "." + property.Name);       
                    }
                }
                //METHODS
                var methods = type.GetMethods();
                foreach (System.Reflection.MethodInfo method in methods){               
                    Response.Write("<br><b>" + an.ToString() + "."  + type.ToString() + "." + method.Name  + "</b>");   
                    foreach (System.Reflection.ParameterInfo param in method.GetParameters())
                    {
                        Response.Write("<br><i>Param=" + param.Name.ToString());
                        Response.Write("<br>  Type=" + param.ParameterType.ToString());
                        Response.Write("<br>  Position=" + param.Position.ToString());
                        Response.Write("<br>  Optional=" + param.IsOptional.ToString() + "</i>");
                    }
                }
            }
        }

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