Did you know…. How to use the Object Browser to search the .NET Framework


This tip is for VS 2005.  You can search the entire .NET Framework using the Object Browser.  By default, the Browse combo box will be set to “All Components” which includes the .NET Framework.  You’ll see a list of all components available on the left-hand side.  You can select to view just your solution, the .NET Framework, or a custom scope.

Happy Visual Studio’ing

Comments (1)

  1. Rodney says:

    Or use Reflector – a brilliant free tool by Lutz Roeder which not only shows you members of all the classes, but the actual (decompiled) internal code in a language of your choice.

    From the site: Reflector is a class browser for .NET components. It supports assembly and namespace views, type and member search, XML documentation, call and callee graphs, IL, Visual Basic, Delphi and C# decompiler, dependency trees, base type and derived type hierarchies and resource viewers.

    Much better, in my opinion. Once you’ve used this, you’ll never use Object Browser again.

    Visit http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/ to download it.