Installing the WPF Performance Suite

Microsoft’s WPF Performance Suite is a free tool for developers to analyze application performance. This tool is included in the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4, which are available for download.

This tool can be used on Windows 8 as well. When you run the installer, you’re not obliged to install all the available tools. Ensure that the Windows Performance Toolkit is selected in the Common Utilities box. Among other features, this toolkit contains the WPF Performance Suite, which is particularly useful for understanding how elements of the user interface are rendered and which threads are busy with the user interface. This tool is not a memory profiler, so it isn’t helpful for discovering ...

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