How to: Manually Create Performance Sessions with the Profiling Tools
You can manually create a performance session. You are not required to open a project in Visual Studio to do this. For more information, see Configuring Performance Sessions for Profiling Tools.
To manually create a performance session
On the Analyze menu, point to Profiler, and then click New Performance Session.
An empty performance session is added to Performance Explorer.
Right-click Targets, and then click Add Target Binary.
In the Add Target Binary dialog box, select the file name, and then click Open.
A new binary is added.