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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

  1. On the Analyze menu, point to Profiler, and then click New Performance Session.

    An empty performance session is added to Performance Explorer.

  2. Right-click Targets, and then click Add Target Binary.

  3. In the Add Target Binary dialog box, select the file name, and then click Open.

    A new binary is added.