To profile an application using dotTrace UI
  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 an application type, then click OK or just double-click the chosen application type.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click an application type in the list.
  3. The Profiler Configuration dialog box opens.
To profile an application using Visual Studio UI
  1. Start Visual Studio.
  2. Open a solution.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Make sure that a project that you want to profile is a startup project. On the menu bar, choose dotTrace | Profile Startup Project. In most cases dotTrace automatically detects the type of your application. Otherwise, the Profile Startup Project dialog box opens and you should explicitly specify the application type.
    • On the menu bar, choose dotTrace | Profile Application. The Profile Application dialog box opens. Select an application type, then click OK or just double-click the chosen application type.
  4. The Profiler Configuration dialog box opens.