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How to: Attach and Detach Profiler to Running Processes

Performance Tools allow you to attach to or detach from a running process that is being sampled. You can use this method when you want to avoid gathering data about application load time, or to monitor the performance of a process after it reaches a specific state.

NoteImportant

The following steps apply to attaching/detaching processes from within the IDE. For information about how to use command line tools, see Command-line Tools. For information about how to profile services, see How to: Profile Services.

To attach to a running process

  1. In Performance Explorer, right-click the performance session, and then click Attach/Detach.

    The Attach Profiler to Process dialog box appears.

  2. Click the image name you want to attach.

  3. Click Attach.

To detach from a running process

  1. In Performance Explorer, right-click the performance session, and then click Attach/Detach.

    The Attach Profiler to Process dialog box appears.

  2. Click the image name from which you want to detach.

  3. Click Detach.

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