To profile a web application using development server
  1. Start dotTrace as standalone application.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the menu bar, choose File | Profile. The Profile dialog box opens. Select WebDev Application, then click OK or just double-click WebDev Application.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click WebDev Application in the list.
    The Profiler Configuration dialog box opens. For more information, see .
  3. By default, your application is profiled on the local computer. If you want to start profiling on a remote computer, do one of the following:
    • Click Profile on remote computer to specify a remote agent url and thereby define what remote agent to use.
    • Select a remote host in the Host drop-down list and click it.
    For more information, see.
  4. Click the appropriate Development Server in the Server drop-down list.
       Depending on Development Server you choose the appropriate runtime is used.
  5. Type the path to your application in the Physical path text box or click the ellipsis button to open the Browse For Folder dialog box and browse to a folder.
  6. Optionally, you can select the Run browser check box. Type the URL in the Url text box and click the name of a browser that should be started or restarted in the Browser drop-down list.
  7. Optionally, click the arrow to see and configure additional settings, such as Virtual Path and Port. By default, port is detected automatically. To specify it explicitly, clear the Auto detect port check box.
  8. Select a profiling mode in the Profiling type drop-down list. For more information, see .
  9. Specify what kind of timer you want to use by selecting an item in the Measure drop-down list. For more information, see .
  10. If the Start profiling immediately check box is selected, dotTrace Performance starts gathering performance data immediately after you click Run and close the current dialog. Otherwise, dotTrace Performance waits until you press Start Profiling in the dotTrace Performance Controller window. For more information, see .
  11. Optionally, click the arrow to see and configure additional settings, such as High accuracy, Enable inlining, Merge threads with equal names etc.
  12. Click Run.