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  • Blog Post: View Source in the CPU Usage tool

    In Update 2 of Visual Studio 2013, we added the CPU Usage tool into the Performance and Diagnostics hub which allows you to see where the CPU is spending time executing your code. In Update 3 of Visual Studio 2013 , we have made a small but important improvement to this tool: the ability to navigate...
  • Blog Post: Quick IntelliTrace File Open from App Insights

    As was introduced in the Details Page Feature Blog , the IntelliTrace Performance Details Page provides to the user thorough information as well as enhanced functionalities for previewing code and debugging. This post will focus on specific IntelliTrace files that are opened from Application Insights...
  • Blog Post: Multiple Monitor Support for Windows Store Apps in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

    With Windows 8.1, you can drag and move Windows Store apps between multiple monitors. Prior to Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, launching and debugging Store apps from Visual Studio would always open it on the primary monitor. In Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 , we have added persistence to remember which screen...
  • Blog Post: .NET Memory Analysis: Go to Source in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

    For those of you using .NET memory dump analysis to investigate memory issues and inspect values of objects and instances in your dumps, we have added a small improvement to bring you to your source in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 . If you have ever been examining your memory types and want to inspect...
  • Blog Post: .NET Edit and Continue Survey

    This post has been modified to reflect that the survey has closed, and instead updated with the results. Thanks everybody for all the great feedback!  We received hundreds of replies with detailed information and concrete examples for us to review. We have closed the survey and have started to process...
  • Blog Post: Debugging, Profiling, IntelliTrace in VS2013 Update 2 and Tech Ed

    Those of you following this blog, and in particular the diagnostics tag , know about the wealth of new value we have shipped in VS2013 RTM and the VS2013 Update 2 RC. I wanted to remind you of all the debugging and profiling features you can take advantage of – please see the items on these two...
  • Blog Post: Using the IntelliTrace Events window with a log collected from MMA Standalone

    The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability performance data and exception data for web applications. You can use IntelliTrace to review this data, or debug this data to get more useful information . In this post I am using MMA Standalone, as opposed to MMA connected to AppInsights...
  • Blog Post: Debugging support for .NET Native Preview apps

    By now you will have heard the exciting news, but if you haven't please first read all about .NET Native Developer Preview . With the preview you also get debugging support. That means that when you switch to compile your .NET code with the native tool chain, under the covers you have also switched to...
  • Blog Post: Phone Debugging in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 introduced several exciting changes for mobile development. You are now able to use the same programming model that you use to build Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1, to build XAML apps Windows Phone 8.1 . In this post, I will remind you of the most important diagnostic...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosing Mobile Website Issues on Windows Phone 8.1 with Visual Studio

    If you have spent time trying to make a compelling mobile version of your website you have likely hit issues with it not looking or working correctly on mobile browsers. To help with this on Windows Phone, we’re very excited to announce that in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 we have enabled the use...
  • Blog Post: Performance Profiling on Windows Phone 8.1 with Visual Studio

    We are very excited to announce that we have added support for performance profiling of Windows Phone XAML and JavaScript apps to the Performance and Diagnostics hub . You can transfer your existing skills and use the same set of tools which work for Windows Store apps to analyze the performance of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosing memory issues with the new Memory Usage Tool in Visual Studio

    As part of our continued effort to provide great diagnostic tools for developers, Visual Studio 2013 introduces a new Memory Usage tool as a part of the Performance and Diagnostics hub . The Memory Usage tool supports Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML. This blog post...
  • Blog Post: Code Metrics PowerTool for Visual Studio 2013 Available on Microsoft Download Center

    Visual Studio offers the ability to measure your code’s complexity and maintainability with the Code Metrics window. See the MSDN documentation for more information . In the distant past ( circa 2011), we introduced a PowerTool that allows you to gather these same measurements from the command...
  • Blog Post: Enhancements to Debugging Exceptions with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2013

    The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability and performance data for web applications and to review the data using IntelliTrace. With Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we have added the ability to more easily navigate the diagnostics data related to an exception by using a CodeLens -enhanced...
  • Blog Post: New CPU Usage tool in the Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013

    This blog post will give an overview of the features of the new CPU Usage tool in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 , and then walk through a specific example of how to use the CPU Usage tool to understand what functions are using the CPU so that you can prioritize your time optimizing the functions that will...
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace MVC Navigation

    The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability and performance data for web applications and to review the data using IntelliTrace. For Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Update 2, we have added the ability to easily navigate to Actions and Controllers for Model View Controller...
  • Blog Post: Combining Tools in the Performance and Diagnostics Hub in Visual Studio 2013

    We have been hard at work on the Visual Studio Diagnostics team building on the Performance and Diagnostics hub . If you pick up Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 , you can try out the features shown in this blog post. We have some great tools in the hub, and as many of you know, performance problems can often...
  • Blog Post: UI Enhancements for IntelliTrace with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    As announced previously on this blog, with Visual Studio 2013 RTM, we also released the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) which can produce .itrace files for issues with applications in production . This includes exception information, but also performance event violations . In Visual Studio 2013 Update...
  • Blog Post: Jump to SQL with IntelliTrace

    In Visual Studio 2013, you can use IntelliTrace to view Microsoft Monitoring Agent data collected from a web application. This includes performance details in IntelliTrace which provides a great way to get back to your code to investigate performance issues that occurred on a production server. But what...
  • Blog Post: .NET Memory Analysis: Object Inspection

    In Visual Studio 2013, we introduced a way to analyze .NET Memory with Visual Studio . Now in the Update 2 , we’ve added a new feature to inspect values of objects and instances to improve your diagnostic capabilities. You can follow along using the same code and dumps from the SampleLeak App we...
  • Blog Post: Triggering Prefetch for Windows Store Apps in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Windows 8.1 introduced a method for Windows Store App developers to pre-register content with the Windows API to cache resources to be used by your apps before your app has been launched. This was to address the issue where your application loads slowly on startup while it waits to pull down the latest...
  • Blog Post: JSON Debugger Visualizer in Visual Studio 2013

    We are proud to announce the addition of JSON Visualizer to Visual Studio debugger in the Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013 . JavaScript Object Notation or JSON is a popular format for transmitting data between server and client applications. The new debugger string visualizer displays JSON encoded strings...
  • Blog Post: Investigating Memory Leaks in Azure Web Sites with Visual Studio 2013

    One of the cool new features in Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to analyze managed memory issues . Recently, Azure Web Sites added support to programmatically get mini-dumps and “diagsession” files that have heap information from Azure Web Sites in production . In this walkthrough, I’ll show you how...
  • Blog Post: Just My Code for ASP.NET in Visual Studio 2013

    Posting this on behalf of Patrick Nelson who is a developer on the Visual Studio Debugger team, and also thanks to Rob Paveza for his help with both of our post regarding JavaScript Just My Code Do you develop web apps? Do you hate when the debugger keeps stopping in code you don’t care about...
  • Blog Post: System Center Performance Alerts and IntelliTrace

    Previously we told you about the initial integration between System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio IntelliTrace that supports exporting exception data from System Center to Visual Studio using IntelliTrace. We are pleased to announce with the release of System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio...
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