SP1 Beta 1 out (64-bit and Sharepoint support for IntelliTrace)

Not much new stuff to write about, as our next version plans are still being kept pretty close to our chest. But I did want to mention that the Beta for Visual Studio 2010 is out now and includes support for both 64-bit IntelliTrace and IntelliTrace for Sharepoint applications. Both big items that I know…

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Pinnable DataTips

A rare non-IntelliTrace focused blog entry for me. But I really don’t see much talk from customers about pinnable datatips and since these little buggers are one of my favorite new additions to the Visual Studio 2010 debugger I figured they could use a little love. In Visual Studio 2010 we’ve done some major updating…

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IntelliTrace on 64-bit apps using Microsoft Test Manager

From lots (and I do mean lots) of customer tweets and comments we know that folks are unhappy with IntelliTrace not working with 64-bit applications. We knew that this was going to be an issue for many customers, but due to time constraints we just weren’t able to get all the kinks in 64-bit F5…

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IntelliTrace – What we collect

When introducing a new feature like IntelliTrace you’re bound to get a lot of incorrect information floating around about exactly what the feature is and how it works. In particular with IntelliTrace I see lots of confusion about exactly what data is collected by IntelliTrace while running. While I’ve mentioned what data IntelliTrace collects on…

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Creating custom IntelliTrace events

If you’ve read into IntelliTrace events at all you’ve probably seen the potential in writing your own customer events to log debugging data at specific trouble points in your own code, as opposed to just using the events that are predefined in the .NET Framework.   Sadly in the Visual Studio 2010 release of IntelliTrace…

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IntelliTrace Tales #1

Currently here at Microsoft (on the diagnostics team in particular 😉 ) many of us are using IntelliTrace in our own day to day debugging work. This dogfooding process is a big part of Microsoft culture and something that we really need to keep growing IntelliTrace in the years ahead. As a way of showing…

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Navigating your source code with IntelliTrace debugging

If you’ve looked at previous articles on IntelliTrace you’ll have noticed that IntelliTrace has two main modes that it can run under. In the default mode IntelliTrace will just be collecting debugging data at the predefined IntelliTrace event points. While in the “methods and calls” mode IntelliTrace will be collecting debugging data (including method parameters…

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IntelliTrace and CollectionPlan.xml

Even if you’ve already spent some time getting familiar with IntelliTrace (our new debugger logging feature in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate) and playing around with some of the advanced options you might not be aware of the CollectionPlan.xml file and how important it is to controlling IntelliTrace. This is by design, as the collection plan…

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A Quick Tour of IntelliTrace Options

I’m the type of guy that when I fire up a new PC game my first stop before I even start playing is the options menu. I like to tweak things to my liking and even if I leave everything at default I like to know what options are there. If you have the same…

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IntelliTrace iTrace Files

If you are not familiar with the new IntelliTrace feature in Visual Studio Team System 2010 than you might want to first check out either my or John Robbins’ introductions to this feature as a general overview of IntelliTrace would be helpful before digging into this article. What is an iTrace file? In my introduction…

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