How to: Set the Current Session


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You can open multiple performance sessions in the Performance Explorer, and can then select one of the visible performance sessions to be set as the current session.


  • Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium, Visual Studio Professional

After you set a session as the current session, clicking Launch on the Performance Explorer toolbar will start profiling the current session.

To set current performance session

  • In Performance Explorer, right-click the performance session, and then click Set as Current Session.

    The session name appears in bold.

Configuring Performance Sessions
Performance Explorer Window
Performance Session Properties
Performance Session Overview