Author Archives: Alexey Totin

dotMemory Command Line Tools

In the 2017.1 release, dotMemory introduced a console profiler. Now, using the dotMemory.exe tool, you can perform memory profiling from the command line. Why would you? The short answer would be to automate the process of gathering memory snapshots. There … Continue reading

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Colored background highlighting in dotCover 2017.1

Right after dotCover 2016.3 introduced a new way to highlight code coverage (markers in the gutter instead of colored backgrounds), we immediately got a flurry of “Bring it back!” comments. Indeed, there is a range of tasks where the “old-style” … Continue reading

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ReSharper Interactive Tutorials get an update

As you may remember, along with ReSharper 2016.3 we released a special plugin entitled “ReSharper Tutorials.” In brief, it’s a plugin with a set of interactive ReSharper tutorials. Here’s how it works: When you launch a tutorial, a sample solution … Continue reading

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Redesigned filters in dotTrace 2016.3

If you are a long-term user of dotTrace Timeline Viewer, you’ve likely noticed some UI changes in dotTrace 2016.3. What has changed exactly and, more importantly, why were these changes made? Read on to find out.

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Subsystems in dotTrace Timeline Viewer

If you use dotTrace, you probably know it consists of two independent applications for performance analysis: Performance Viewer and Timeline Viewer. One of the greatest features that made Performance Viewer so helpful for quick performance evaluation was Subsystems. In dotTrace … Continue reading

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Analyzing native memory allocation with dotTrace 2016.3

With C#, we live in a comfortable managed world where everything is controlled by CLR. But sometimes, whether we like it or not, we have to work with ‘unmanaged’ objects, for example when we want to use some third-party DLL, a … Continue reading

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Deep event analysis with dotTrace 2016.3

dotTrace 2016.3 introduces a new Events window which is available in both standalone dotTrace and dotTrace integrated in Visual Studio. To open the window in the standalone Timeline Viewer, use the View | Events menu: In Visual Studio, click Show … Continue reading

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New code coverage highlighting in dotCover 2016.3

After we released the initial continuous testing support in dotCover, the most popular response was “Cool, but this could be a lot more useful if highlighting was able to indicate test results.” Indeed, before 2016.3, dotCover’s highlighting was used only … Continue reading

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ReSharper Interactive Tutorials

Probably, there is no person in the world who knows ReSharper in all its diversity. Even proficient ReSharper users normally only use a limited set of their favorite ReSharper actions in their everyday life. Though this set can be wide … Continue reading

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dotMemory 2016.2. Compare memory snapshots from different sessions

Along with multiple performance improvements and bug fixes, dotMemory 2016.2 brings one long-awaited feature: comparison of memory snapshots stored in different workspaces (or in other words, snapshots collected in different profiling sessions). When might this be helpful? Generally, in any … Continue reading

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