Shows what assemblies Visual Studio loads and what component caused it to load
See the change log for changes and road map.
Go to View -> Other Windows -> Assembly Load Debugger to open the tool window.
Click the Capture button in the tool window to start capturing assembly load events. It will then start listing all the assemblies being loaded by Visual Studio.
By clicking on any of the assembly names in the tool window will open a full call stack to help identify what component was responsible for loading the assembly.
Here's an example of what such a call stack could look like.
Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.
For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure to install the Extensibility Tools 2015 extension for Visual Studio which enables some features used by this project.