Trevor Sullivan has a new PowerShell script that lets youexamine the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).
Every time I want to load an assembly into PowerShell, the first thing that pops into my mind is:
Unfortunately Microsoft recommends against using that static method, and recommends use of other methods like:
In the interest of not breaking my conscience, I would like to use this method, but the problem then becomes that I have to constantly figure out what the strongly-typed name of the assembly I want is. To help solve this problem, I decided to write a PowerShell script that extracts information from the .NET assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC), since those are generally the most common ones I’ll need to reference.