With Visual Studio 2010 we want to make it clearer when you are profiling your application within the Visual Studio IDE. To accomplish this we added a new control which we call ‘Profiling In Progress’ or PIP, which we show when you launch the profiler or attach the profiler to a running application.
Our goal was to show something simple and lightweight while profiling and to make a few simple operations possible. PIP in VS2010 is shown below:
Currently profiling. Pause profiling. Stop profiling or exit the application to generate a report.
The progress/spin control indicates that the UI is responding and there are two links:
After profiling completes, PIP changes to show that we are about to open the report.
Preparing to open report… This might take a while if your symbol server is slow or not responding.