Visual Studio Graphics Debugging

Information about the Visual Studio Graphics Debugger feature in Visual Studio by Ian Huff, one of the developers on the Graphics Debugging team

Visualizing Common DirectX Performance Problems with GPU Usage in Visual Studio 2015

With the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 we’ve been hard at work adding some...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/04/2016

GPU Usage for DirectX in Visual Studio

In both Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 and in the new Visual Studio 2015 Preview releases there is a...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 12/16/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Windows Store DirectX Templates

With the release of Visual Studio 2013 one of the very cool new things that might easily go...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/07/2014

IntelliTrace Web Requests

IntelliTrace Web Requests Moving forward the Visual Studio team is committed to bringing new updates...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 04/05/2012

SP1 Beta 1 out (64-bit and Sharepoint support for IntelliTrace)

Not much new stuff to write about, as our next version plans are still being kept pretty close to...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 12/09/2010

My IntelliTrace Introduction for Visual Studio Magazine

I got a chance recently to write an article for Visual Studio Magazine providing an introduction to...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 08/02/2010

Shakeups in Visual Studio

Sorry for the lack of posts for a while, we’ve had a few moderate changes in our development...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 07/22/2010

IntelliTrace Links Currently our team is deep in the throes of MQ (Milestone Quality, essentially a...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/25/2010

Pinnable DataTips

A rare non-IntelliTrace focused blog entry for me. But I really don’t see much talk from customers...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/07/2010

IntelliTrace on 64-bit apps using Microsoft Test Manager

From lots (and I do mean lots) of customer tweets and comments we know that folks are unhappy with...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 04/22/2010

IntelliTrace – What we collect

When introducing a new feature like IntelliTrace you’re bound to get a lot of incorrect information...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/16/2010

Creating custom IntelliTrace events

If you've read into IntelliTrace events at all you've probably seen the potential in writing your...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/08/2010

IntelliTrace Tales #1

Currently here at Microsoft (on the diagnostics team in particular ;) ) many of us are using...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/02/2010

If you’ve looked at previous articles on IntelliTrace you’ll have noticed that IntelliTrace has two...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/26/2010

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Magazine

Visual Studio Magazine just posted an article online providing a little introduction to IntelliTrace...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/24/2010

IntelliTrace and CollectionPlan.xml

Even if you’ve already spent some time getting familiar with IntelliTrace (our new debugger logging...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/10/2010

A Quick Tour of IntelliTrace Options

I’m the type of guy that when I fire up a new PC game my first stop before I even start playing is...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/03/2010

IntelliTrace and Microsoft Test Manager

One of our main goals with IntelliTrace was to help close down the “no repro” gap between developers...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 01/26/2010

IntelliTrace iTrace Files

If you are not familiar with the new IntelliTrace feature in Visual Studio Team System 2010 than you...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 11/16/2009

Adios Historical Debugging. Hello IntelliTrace.

It’s been a little while since I’ve gotten a post up here due in part to two main reasons. First...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

IntelliTrace Events

IntelliTrace Events (edited 1/27/2010 to update branding from Diagnostic Event to IntelliTrace...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 06/18/2009

Back To Blogging

Back to Blogging So for the last 18 months or so there has been nary a peep on this blog about...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/13/2009

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate What is IntelliTrace in a nutshell? If you’ve been in...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/13/2009

Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler

Collecting performance counter information with the Visual Studio Team System profiler Introduction...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 10/17/2007

Pinpoint a performance issue using hotpath in Visual Studio 2008

Analyzing a performance report When you first open a performance report in Visual Studio 90% of the...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 09/14/2007

The New Developer Menu in Visual Studio Team System

The new Developer menu in Visual Studio Team System In my recent series of blog posts I’ve been...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 08/07/2007

The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time

The Visual Studio Profiler Data Collection Control Part 1: Excluding Application Startup Time Even...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 07/17/2007

Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler

Comparing performance reports with the Visual Studio Team System Profiler With the recent release of...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 04/03/2007

Two years in the software performance world

This past summer marked my second year (plus one summer internship) of working at Microsoft and on...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 10/06/2006

Team System MSDN Chat tomorrow at 10:00am

Tomorrow there will be one of the first MSDN Team System chats in a while at 10:00am Pacific time....

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 09/05/2006

Process Explorer

Sorry about the lack of updates here recently. Currently we are in a rather difficult stage to write...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 08/31/2006

Depends.exe and working with assembly dependencies

So in my last blog article I talked about using the fuslogvw.exe tool to figure out .NET assembly...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 07/17/2006

Fuslogvw.exe and diagnosing .NET assembly binding issues

So let’s say that you are working with a large managed project and for some reason, one of your...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 07/12/2006

Profiling IO Bound applications with Visual Studio Team System – Part One

It just so happens (and I know that I’ve mentioned it here before) that the Visual Studio Team...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 06/21/2006

Using the new Connect community feedback system for Visual Studio Team System

For my team I’m the point man on tracking all of the customer feedback bugs that we get submitted...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 06/14/2006

Working with the Data Collection API in sampling mode

In previous blogs we’ve talked about using the Data Collection API to limit the amount of data that...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/31/2006

In Visual Studio Team System can you profile and debug at the same time?

A customer recently asked me if the profiler included with Visual Studio Team System would allow you...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/30/2006

Web and Load Testing FAQ

The web and load testing teams here have also put together an FAQ to address the most common issues...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 05/08/2006

Visual Studio Team System 2005 Code Coverage Tool FAQ

This FAQ will collect the most common questions that are asked about the code coverage tool that is...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 04/19/2006

Visual Studio Team System FAQ

I just recently whipped up a FAQ on the profiler to post as a sticky thread in the VSTS for...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 04/07/2006

MSDN public chat this Wed

This Wednesday the Team System Developer and Tester Tools team will be having a public chat at 10:00...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/14/2006

Running the F1 profiler on Rico’s Perf Quiz #9

Rico’s posted another performance quiz on his blog, which means that I get to run the F1 profiler on...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/10/2006

The Profiling Team’s Greatest Hits: Volume Two

The profiler team has been crazy busy with getting Visual Studio Team System shipped and out the...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 03/06/2006

Advanced instrumenting with the VSTS profiler 101: /start

When you are working with the Visual Studio profiler in instrumentation mode you often want to be...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 02/07/2006

Code coverage and the foreach loop

In our support forums for Visual Studio Team System I’ve seen a large number of questions from...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 01/12/2006

VSTS Team Suite Edition boxed up and ready to roll

Just yesterday I moseyed down to our team admin’s office and picked up my boxed copy of Visual...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 12/22/2005

Performance Profiling Parse vs. TryParse vs. ConvertTo

When programming in .Net you are presented with several different ways to extract a numerical value...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 12/19/2005

Visual Studio Team System TechNotes

Looking for some good information on the Visual Studio Team System profiler or just on Team System...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 12/05/2005

Why has Ian not been blogging recently...?

http://live.xbox.com/member/TheFightingFish That's why... ~Ian

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 11/29/2005

VSTS Public Chat

Just passing on the word: Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team Edition for Software...

Author: IanHuff - MSFT Date: 11/15/2005

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