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How Do I: Using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How Do I?

IntelliTrace is one of the newest, coolest features in Visual Studio 2010. This short video will give you a jump-start into how you can use IntelliTrace as a developer to aid you in your debugging adventures. Learn how to get started with IntelliTrace, using the DVR-like replay features, and debug a few defects in only 10 minutes!

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12 thoughts on “How Do I: Using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010

  1. Great job, Chris. You always do a fantastic job keeping us abreast of the latest trends in technology. Just as an FYI in case someone questions you…the “View Call Hierarchy” capability isn't available for VB.NET (at least not yet). I believe that this feature is only available for the C# and C++ languages in VS 2010.

  2. I should have been more clear about this in the video, but using the IntelliTrace features does not require you to do “live” debugging against your server 🙂 Instead, many companies will create manual tests (managed through Microsoft Test Manager) that generate IntelliTrace log files on each run. The developer can later use these logs for IntelliTrace debugging to help identify and fix the associated defect. There are a LOT more great features in MTM too, btw – I hope to do a video on that soon…

    /ck

  3. “View Call Hierarchy” is a different feature than what Chris was showing here. “View Call Hierarchy” is a design time feature that uses static analysis to show you what calls are made by your application. IntelliTrace is a debut/runtime feature that shows you the actual calls made during execution and it does support collecting call information for VB.NET as well as C#

  4. I am currently out of the office preparing for and presenting at the Launch 2010 events in Dallas and Houston. During this time, responses to email will be delayed.

    Thanks!
    Chris

  5. “View Call Hierarchy” is a different feature than what Chris was showing here. “View Call Hierarchy” is a design time feature that uses static analysis to show you what calls are made by your application. IntelliTrace is a debut/runtime feature that shows you the actual calls made during execution and it does support collecting call information for VB.NET as well as C#

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