Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

Coverage Filters in dotCover

Using dotCover, we can run coverage analysis on our code. We can verify which portions of our project are covered by unit tests and which are not. However, there are times when we don’t want to perform analysis on our … Continue reading

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Creating plugins for dotPeek

In a previous post, we’ve seen that dotPeek supports creating and loading plugins. The NuGet plugin for dotPeek is a good example to demonstrate how to get started creating plugins for dotPeek. Sources for this plugin are available on GitHub. … Continue reading

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Peeking into NuGet packages with dotPeek

Using dotPeek, we can peek into assemblies by downloading symbols or by decompiling them. Out of the box, we can also open NuGet packages stored locally. But what about NuGet packages that we haven’t downloaded yet? Well… there’s a plugin … Continue reading

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Remote Profiling using dotTrace

We’ve already had a series of blog posts on remote profiling with dotTrace. We’re now accompanying it with a short video that demonstrates how to attach the dotTrace profiler to a remote server (in this case hosted on Azure), which … Continue reading

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Remote profiling Windows Azure Cloud Services with dotTrace

With dotTrace Performance, we can profile applications running on our local computer as well as on remote machines. The latter can be very useful when some performance problems only occur on the staging server (or even worse: only in production). … Continue reading

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TeamCity plugin for Visual Studio

When working with TeamCity and Visual Studio, we can do a lot of things right from within our IDE. We can trigger a remote run, fetch dotCover code coverage information from the server, view changes and builds from a tool … Continue reading

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Line-by-line profiling with dotTrace Performance

dotTrace Performance allows us to profile an application in several ways. We can choose between sample profiling, tracing profiling and line-by-line profiling. Generally sampling profiling is used first to acquire a high-level overview of call performance in an application, after … Continue reading

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ReSharper and custom ASP.NET MVC view location

Since ReSharper 5, we’ve had splendid support for ASP.NET MVC. One of the features included for ASP.NET MVC is Navigate to View and Create View. When working in an ASP.NET MVC action method, these methods allows us to either navigate … Continue reading

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Performance tracing a Windows Store application with dotTrace

More and more developers are jumping on the opportunity to create applications for the Windows Store. Since most of these apps are very visual and need to be very responsive, it’s really important to know if and where there’s room … Continue reading

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Using NuGet to simplify remote profiling with dotTrace

IMPORTANT: The information in this post is relevant only for dotTrace 5.2 and 5.3. For the later dotTrace versions, SDK is available only as a zip archive with SDK assemblies. We’ve all been there, someone calls you about the fact that … Continue reading

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