TraceView Command-Line Interface


TraceView's command-line interface does not contain all of the latest updates available in the standalone tools. It is recommended that you use Tracelog, Tracefmt, and Tracepdb instead.

The TraceView command-line interface enables you to control the TraceView features from a Command Prompt window.

The command-line interface has three parts:

TraceView Control Commands
Manage the trace controller features of TraceView. It is similar to Tracelog.

TraceView -process
Manages the trace consumer features of TraceView. It is similar to Tracefmt.

TraceView -parsepdb
Creates a trace message format (.tmf) file by extracting trace message formatting instructions from a PDB symbol file. It is similar to Tracepdb.


The TraceView window and the TraceView command-line interface operate independently and cannot be used interchangeably. You can use the TraceView command-line interface to control trace session that you started by using the TraceView window, but you cannot use the TraceView window to control trace sessions that you started by using the TraceView command-line interface.

When you submit a TraceView command in a Command Prompt window, TraceView opens a new Command Prompt windows for its output. You cannot suppress the additional windows.