Tip: Fixing VSPerfASPNetCmd metabase errors

VSPerfASPNetCmd is a new Visual Studio 2010 tool that helps you profile ASP.Net websites from the command-line. Recently I noticed an error message which didn’t cover one common situation so I thought I’d write about it. Here’s an example: > VSPerfASPNetCmd.exe http://localhost Microsoft (R) VSPerf ASP.NET Command, Version 10.0.0.0 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights…

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VS2010: Profiler Guidance (rules) Part 1

The new guidance feature in the VS2010 profiler will look familiar to people who have used the static code analysis tools in previous versions. However, instead of statically analyzing your code, the profiler runs it and analyzes the results to provide guidance to fix some common performance issues. Probably the best way to introduce this…

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Using the keyboard to profile an application (Alt-F2 shortcut)

In announcing Visual Studio Beta 2 profiler features, Chris mentioned that we have a new option on the Debug menu called ‘Start Performance Analysis’ which has the Alt-F2 keyboard shortcut. This makes it easier than ever to start profiling your application. The new menu item has the following behavior: You must have a Visual Studio…

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See The Profiler At PDC2008

Steve Carroll, development lead for the Visual Studio Profiler, will be at PDC2008 next week giving a presentation on the profiler: What: TL24: Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability When: Wednesday, October 29th, 1:15pm – 2:30pm Where: Room 153 Abstract: “Performance must be considered in each step of the development lifecycle. See how to integrate…

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Walkthroughs: Using VSTS Test and Profilers to Find Performance Issues

Tess Ferrandez recently wrote a couple of articles that extend her popular series of debugging labs to focus on measuring and improving performance. In ‘Using VSTS Test and Profilers to troubleshoot performance issues (low cpu hang)‘, Tess introduces a performance problem into an ASP.NET application and uses the Visual Studio Profiler with a Load Test to track down the problem….

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Very Quick Tip: Getting the most out of your screen for viewing call trees

I spend a lot of time in the profiler’s Call Tree view when I use the profiler.  When you are really digging deep into the tree, screen real estate becomes a big issue.  There is one very simple Visual Studio trick that really helps out so you can get more of the call tree on…

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Quick Tip: "Save Analyzed" for large VSP files

One cool new feature in the Visual Studio 2008 Profiler is the ability to take a large VSP file that has been analyzed once and save the report data into a VSPS file (Visual Studio Profiler Summary files).  Saving the analyzed data has several major benefits: The analyzed data is orders of magnitude smaller than…

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Performance: Find Application Bottlenecks with Visual Studio Profiler

A couple of members of the profiler team recently wrote an article for msdn magazine, which describes how to use the Visual Studio 2008 profiler to improve the performance of an application. They examined a Mandelbrot fractal drawing program in some detail and isolated and fixed several performance problems in the code, speeding up program execution time approximately…

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Articles on new Visual Studio Team System 2008 profiler features

I’ve recently been working on a series of post on my blog about many of the cool new features that we are adding in Visual Studio Team System 2008 (codename Orcas). So I figured that I’d post a quick link here to all the articles that I’ve finished so far. Collecting Performance Counter information with…

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S. Somasegar on new profiler features

S. Somasegar the VP of Developer Division has just put up a post on his weblog detailing some new profiler and debugger features up coming in VS 2008. Check out the article here. [ianhu]

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