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WPF performance profiling tools

The WPF Performance Suite is a set of performance profiling tools that allow you to analyze the runtime behavior of your WPF application.

This suite includes the following tools:

  • Perforator – for analyzing rendering behavior.
  • Visual Profiler – for profiling the use of WPF services, such as layout and event handling, by elements in the visual tree.
  • Working Set Analyzer – for analyzing the working set characteristics of your application.
  • Event Trace – for analyzing events and generating event log files.
  • ETW Trace Viewer – Record, display, and browse Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) log files in a WPF user-interface format.

The screenshot below is presenting how to Visual Profiler tool looks like:

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Download WPF Performance Suite (x86 version)

Explore Silverlight project hierarchy with Silverlight Spy 2

Use the built-in browser to navigate to a web page. Silverlight Spy will automatically pick up any Silverlight application embedded in the page and display it in the XAML Explorer. The XAML Explorer presents the UI element structure of a Silverlight application. Explore the structure and view and edit the details of the selected UI element in the Details pane.

 

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Features

  • Convenient XAML UI element explorer
  • XAML object property grid allows for getting and settings object property values
  • Regeneration of XAML based on the UI element structure
  • Statistics of used objects
  • Statistics of used resources (images, video, fonts, etc.)
  • UI element preview
  • Extensive search
  • Event Monitor
  • XAP package inspection
  • HTTP monitor

 

Download Silverlight Spy 2

 

Note: You must download and register(regsvr32) csexwb2 component before installing Silverlight Spy 2

String Format – Online Silverlight Reference

My coworker wrote a interesting silverlight tool ,which allows to you test and play with string formatting syntax.Or you can use it as a interactive online reference when you deal with strings and localization.

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Check out string format tool

 

 

StickyNotes – VS 2008 Addin

StickyNotes is a Visual Studio Addin that provides sticky notes capabilities to project and project items inside VS 2008 IDE.

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PowerCommands Addin for Visual Studio 2008

PowerCommands is an addin for Visual Studio 2008 that contains additional command menu functions for the IDE that most developers would use regularly.
The PowerCommands Addin is available along with source code and documentation.

Below is a list of the features that you will currently find on in PowerCommands Addin for Visual Studio 2008.

  1. Collapse Projects This command collapses a hierarchy in the solution explorer starting from the root selected node.
  2. Copy Class This command copies a selected class entire content to the clipboard.
  3. Paste Class This command pastes a class entire content from the clipboard.
  4. Copy References This command copies a reference or set of references to the clipboard.
  5. Paste References This command pastes a reference or set of references from the clipboard.
  6. Copy As Project Reference-This command copies a project as a project reference to the clipboard.
  7. Edit Project File-This command opens the MSBuild project file for a selected project inside Visual Studio.
  8. Open Containing Folder-This command opens a Windows Explorer window pointing to the physical path of a selected item.
  9. Open Command Prompt-This command opens a Visual Studio command prompt pointing to the physical path of a selected item.
  10. Unload Projects-This command unloads all projects in a solution.
  11. Reload Projects-This command reloads all unloaded projects in a solution.
  12. Remove and Sort Using’s-This command removes and sort using statements for all classes given a project.
  13. Extract Constant-This command creates a constant definition statement for a selected text.
  14. Clear Recent File List-This command clears the Visual Studio recent file list.
  15. Clear Recent Project List-This command clears the Visual Studio recent project list.
  16. Transform Templates-This command executes the associated custom tool with text templates items.
  17. Close All- This command closes all documents.

Download PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008

 

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