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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Traditional Tools Used in Profiling a .NET Application

The tools that existed pre-.NET still can be used to profile some of the characteristics of a .NET application. A .NET application still needs memory and it still needs the services of the CPU on which it is running. These tools provide information about the usage of generic resources such as these. Before you look at the specific tools (such as .NET performance counters and a custom profiler API) that are available for .NET applications, you need to review what is and has been available for any application.

Obtaining a Snapshot of Memory Usage with memsnap

This tool provides a snapshot of memory (and some resource) usage. It comes as part of Visual Studio .NET in Microsoft Visual Studio ...

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