My IntelliTrace Introduction for Visual Studio Magazine

I got a chance recently to write an article for Visual Studio Magazine providing an introduction to debugging with IntelliTrace. It just came out in the August print issue and the e-copy was just put up online here over the weekend. Check it out if you are looking for a basic introduction to IntelliTrace functionality…

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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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Back To Blogging

Back to Blogging So for the last 18 months or so there has been nary a peep on this blog about anything. One contributing factor to this extended period of silence would happen to be the fact that I now have an 18 month old daughter and I was feeling a bit of a time…

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IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate What is IntelliTrace in a nutshell? If you’ve been in the development world for any length of time you’ve probably ended up in a situation like one of the following more than a few times. ·         You’ve received reports of a crash from a tester, but on your local box you…

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Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler

Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler Introduction   If you have ever done performance work on Windows systems you are probably already familiar with the PerfMon tool. This tool gives you an overview of your system performance and can be an invaluable tool in the early (and sometimes the late)…

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Pinpoint a performance issue using hotpath in Visual Studio 2008

Analyzing a performance report                   When you first open a performance report in Visual Studio 90% of the time the question on your mind is “where is my program spending most of its time?” In Visual Studio 2005 the best way to find this was to move to the calltree view and from there…

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The New Developer Menu in Visual Studio Team System

The new Developer menu in Visual Studio Team System                   In my recent series of blog posts I’ve been covering some of the cool new features that the Visual Studio Profiler team has been adding to the code profiler that is included with Visual Studio Team System for Developers (and Team Suite edition). With…

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