What is Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Stand-Alone Profiler

May 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM


What is this Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Stand-Alone Profiler that I stumbled onto today? It looks a little PAL-ish...


May 7, 2010 at 5:58 AM

Well... let's just say that the PAL tool has had some influence. :-)

I met with the Visual Studio team a few years ago. They took on a lot of the PAL concepts. With that said, the Visual Studio Profiler goes far deeper than performance counters which PAL is limited to. I use the Visual Studio Profiler often when I come across high usermode CPU problems. Check out my article on how to use the Visual Studio Profiler. I wrote this aricle for the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team.