dotTrace Help

Introduction

Welcome to dotTrace Help!

dotTrace is arguably the most convenient tool for .NET performance profiling.

dotTrace lets you find performance bottlenecks in a variety of .NET applications, including applications based on .NET Framework up to the version 4.5.2 and Silverlight 5.

Get Started

If you are new to performance profiling or dotTrace, start with reading the Basic Concepts chapter.

For the information on profiling process (running and configuring a profiling session, getting snapshots, and so on), refer to the Running a Profiling Session chapter. The details on performance snapshots analysis are covered in the Analyzing Performance Profiling Results chapter.

Since the version 6.0, dotTrace includes the completely new way of profiling applications - timeline profiling. This method allows you to collect temporal data about your application. This way of profiling is extremely helpful when you need to analyze UI freezes, sync delays, excessive garbage collections, file I/O, and other interval events. For details on how to analyze timeline profiling snapshots, refer to the Analyzing Timeline Profiling Results chapter.

Last modified: 26 June 2015