dotTrace 2019.3 Help

Running dotTrace

Depending on your needs, you can work with dotTrace in three different ways:

The following table summarizes the pros and cons of each way.


in Visual Studio

Command-Line Tool


Ideal for apps where the original project or source code is not always available or when you want to run dotTrace without having Visual Studio installed or launched. Ideal when you have to work with a number of different profiling configurations

Ideal when you need to profile an existing project running under Visual Studio

Ideal when you need to automate profiling. E.g., profiling on a continuous integration server

How to Run Profiling

Using the dotTrace Home window

Using the ReSharper | Profile menu in Visual Studio

Using the ConsoleProfiler.exe command-line tool

Local Profiling check

Additionally, profiling of run configurations is supported. E.g., you are able to profile any static method in your code

Only profiling of standalone applications and already running .NET processes is supported

Remote Profiling check cross cross
Controlling Profiling Session
  • Auto-taking snapshot on process completion or by timeout

  • Using the API
Continuous Integration Support cross cross

The dotTrace plugin to TeamCity is available

Last modified: 16 April 2020