Tracepdb (Tracepdb.exe) is a command-line tool that creates trace message format (.tmf) files by extracting trace message formatting instructions from the full or private PDB symbol file for a trace provider that uses WPP software tracing macros.

You can provide the private PDB symbol file for the trace provider or Tracepdb can find the provider's private PDB symbol file in a directory or by using an internal symbol server. Tracepdb runs on Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.

Note  Tracefmt, a tool that formats and displays trace messages, can also create TMF files from PDB symbol files. For information, see Tracefmt.

Where can I get Tracepdb?

Tracepdb (Tracepdb.exe) is included when you install the WDK, Visual Studio, and the Windows SDK for desktop apps. For information about downloading the kits, see Windows Hardware Downloads.

Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1 (installation path)



Note  The Visual Studio environment variable, %WindowsSdkDir%, represents the path to the Windows kits directory where the kits are installed, for example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1.

This section includes the following topics:

Tracepdb Overview

Tracepdb Commands