Collect application statistics for stand-alone applications by using the profiler command line

This section describes the procedures and options for collecting performance statistics for a client (stand-alone) application by using the sampling method from the command line.

Note

Enhanced security features in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 required significant changes in the way the Visual Studio profiler collects data on these platforms. UWP apps also require new collection techniques. See Performance tools on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 applications.

Common tasks

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Add tier-interaction data - Collecting tier interaction data

Profile stand-alone applications

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Profile by using the sampling method

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Analyze sampling data views and reports

Sampling method data views