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I work as a developer on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) team, specifically in the areas of exception handling and CLR hosting.

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The Global Assembly Cache (GAC), when viewed using Explorer, has its view rendered in a special manner by the OS shell - you see all the assemblies, their strong name details, processor architecture and other details. To view the physical file system sturcture of the GAC, create a DWORD entry by the name DisableCacheViewer under the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Fusion, and set its value to 1. Navigate to your GAC folder now and see the new view.

Got to know this as a consequence of a discussion with my close friend Rupreet - check his blog on .NET Framework here.

Posted on Monday, November 1, 2004 3:00 PM .NET Framework V1.X | Back to top

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