The Visual Studio Profiler has many properties and options and this tip shows you where to find most of them. Future posts may cover some of the specific properties in more detail.
Performance Session Properties (and Options):
Properties for Performance1 are shown below. There are different categories of properties on the left (e.g. General, Launch, Sampling, …).
Adjust the properties for the Performance Target as required. These properties do not often need to be changed, with the possible exception of the Instrumentation property ‘Exclude small functions from instrumentation’.
Tools –> Options –> Performance Tools:
Some global options can be configured using the Visual Studio Options dialog, which is accessed via:
Tools –> Options –> Performance Tools
That’s all the properties I can think of but I’m probably missing some still. Probably the most important aspect to this tip is to emphasize that right-clicking with the mouse is often the way to access important contextual information.