Once the profiled application is running, you should connect to it to obtain and analyze profiling results.
The profiler will show all detected locally running profiled applications on the Welcome screen:
If you do not see your running application in the list, click "Show all .NET applications..." This helps troubleshooting possible connection problems.
To connect to a profiled application that is running on a remote computer, use "Connect to remote application" on the Welcome screen. Read more...
After a connection is established successfully, the profiling session tab opens. It displays the profiled application telemetry, and provides the toolbar to control profiling.
|Capture snapshot - save the profiling results to a file, for comprehensive analysis|
|CPU profiling controls|
|Thread stack telemetry control|
|Start/stop object allocation recording|
|Triggers - configure actions automatically performed on events|
|Force garbage collection in the profiled application|
|Exception telemetry controls|
"Pause" - stop/start receiving data from profiled application;
"Refresh" - immediately receive profiling data from the profiled application and update the views
You can close the profiling session tab by selecting File | Close Profiling Session.
You can connect to and disconnect from the profiled application as many times as you wish during its run time.