Overviews

Overviews (Performance Tools)

 

This section provides conceptual and terminology overviews for Visual Studio Profiling Tools, which you can use to measure the performance characteristics of an application under development.

In This Section

 Performance Session Overview

Learn the basics of performance profiling with the Visual Studio Profiling Tools.

 Performance Session Properties

Describes the properties that can be used to configure a performance session.

 Understanding Sampling Data Values

Learn the data values that are reported when you use the sampling profiling method.

 Understanding Instrumentation Data Values

Learn the data values that are reported when you use the instrumentation profiling method.

 Understanding Memory Allocation and Object Lifetime Data Values

Learn the data values that are reported when you use the .NET memory profiling method.

 Understanding Resource Contention Data Values

Learn the data values that are reported when you use the concurrency profiling method.

 Performance Explorer Window

Describes the window that is used to configure and start performance sessions.

 CPU and Windows Counters

Learn about the CPU and Windows performance counters that can provide additional performance data in a performance session.

 Profiling and Windows Vista Security

Learn the issues and steps that are required to collect sampling data and to profile cross-session applications on Windows Vista.

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