There’s a built-in command line switch devenv.exe /log to log Visual Studio activity, e.g. which packages got loaded, etc. I’ll call out immediately that the documentation is wrong, but you should read Paul’s comments at the bottom of the page for the real documentation (Paul was a dev on VS). http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms241272.aspx

command line devenv /log

If no file is specified, the log is written to

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\ActivityLog.xml

And yes, since it is Happy Turkey Day once again, here’s my picture from last time, tip #089 to be exact.

Happy Turkey Day!

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