Automatic NGEN PDB generation

On Windows 8 or higher, when sampling managed applications, you may have noticed that samples in native images created through NGEN (these images are generated ahead of time from .NET assemblies in order to avoid the cost of JIT compilation) appear as “[<name>.ni.dll]” instead of being resolved to useful function names. Back in 2012, we…


Visual Studio 2012 Profiler on Windows 8.1

If you’ve used sampling to profile your application on Windows 8.1 with any version of Visual Studio 2012 other than Update 4, you may have run into an issue where symbols are not resolved for some code even if you have the correct PDB files available on your symbol path. You can tell if this…


It’s quiet in here

  Posting on behalf of Aditya Mandaleeka You may have noticed that the last entry on this blog was posted in 2012. We just wanted to let you know that we haven’t stopped working hard to bring you performance and diagnostics capabilities in Visual Studio or blogging about them. We’ve just been blogging in a new location; you…