To profile a standalone application
  1. Start dotTrace Performance as standalone application.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the menu bar, choose File | Profile. The Profile dialog box opens. Select Standalone Application, then click OK or just double-click Standalone Application.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click Standalone 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. Type the path to the application executable file in the Application text box or click the ellipsis button to open the Choose Application Executable dialog box and browse to a file.
  5. Optionally, type arguments in the Arguments text box or click the ellipsis button to open the Choose File To Append To Arguments Line dialog box and browse to a file.
  6. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional options, such as Working Directory and Profile child processes.
  7. Select a profiling mode in the Profiling type drop-down list. For more information, see.
  8. Specify what kind of timer you want to use by selecting an item in the Measure drop-down list. For more information, see.
  9. 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 .
  10. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional settings, such as High accuracy, Enable inlining, Merge threads with equal names etc.
  11. Click Run.