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Starting Local Profiling Session

Your starting point in dotTrace is the Home window. Here you can start new profiling sessions or open snapshots collected in recent sessions.

To start profiling of an application:

  1. Choose the New Session | Local tab.
  2. In the central panel in Profile Application, select the type of application you are going to profile.
  3. In the right panel, configure profiling settings as described in Configuring Profiling Session.
  4. Click Run.

To start profiling of an already running application:

  1. Choose the New Session | Local tab.
  2. In the central panel in Attach to Process, select the .NET process you are going to profile. Only processes running on .NET Framework 4.0 or higher are displayed and available to attach.
    If a process you are looking for is missing, click Refresh to update the list of processes and/or click Show All Processes to grant dotTrace administrative permissions (this will show more processes running in the system).
  3. In the right panel, configure profiling settings as described in Configuring Profiling Session. Note that Tracing and Line-by-line profiling types are not supported when you attach the profiler to a process.
  4. Click Run.
Last modified: 1 November 2015