Import .NET Assembly Dialog Box

Relevant for: API testing only

This dialog box enables you to import .NET assemblies in order to use them as activities from the Toolbox pane.

To access
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that an API test or component is in focus in the document pane.

    • In the Solution Explorer, select an API test or component.

  2. Click the Import .NET Assembly button on the toolbar.

Important Information

After importing the .NET assembly, you should save the test. Not saving the test leads to unexpected behavior with the autocomplete functionality when adding an event handler to a .NET assembly test step.

Relevant tasks

Import and create a .NET Assembly API test step

The following elements are included:

UI Elements


GAC tab

Displays a list of the GAC (Global Assembly Cache) assemblies.

Choose specific assembly version. Shows all versions of the GAC assemblies as separate entries. This enables you to add a specific version of a GAC assembly.

.NET Assembly Browser tab

Enables you to browse for an assembly to import.


Adds the selected assemblies to the Selected References list.

Selected References

A list of the GAC assemblies that you selected. The grid shows the following information:

  • Reference Name. The name of the reference as it will appear in the Toolbox pane.

  • Type. GAC or Assembly

  • Location. For GAC types, the class; For Assembly types, the full path of the DLL.


Removes the selected assemblies from the Selected References list.