An alternative to WinDbg – Debug Analyzer.Net

WinDbg is a tool that allows you to analyze in detail any program problem, especially when the VS2008 is not available or can not be used. Despite the fact that it has existed for many years, the use of WinDbg can not be called simple and intuitive. So let me present a very interesting alternative.Debug Analyzer.NET is a debugging tool to analyze memory dumps using plug-ins written in .NET framework

Features

  • Analysis Reporting – Create .NET based Plug-in to run analysis against a well defined Object Model to generate html reports
  • Instant Analyzer  – Write your analysis code in Code Editor and hit F5 to compile and execute your analysis so that you can see the results instantly.
  • Interactive Debugging – Ability to easily write Analysis commands just like Windbg but in .NET.
  • Visualizers – Write Plug-in to present the data as graphs, datagrid .
  • Helpers – Plug-in GUI which provides a way to write your own utility for other popular tools.

 

DebugAnalyzer.Net

You need to install .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile

Supported Versions of CLR

  • .NET 2.0 (and 3.x) memory dumps.
  • Support for .NET 4.0 and Silverlight coming soon.

Download Debug Analyzer.Net

SlimTune – an open source profiling and performance analysis tool for .NET applications

SlimTune is a open source profiler and performance tuning tool for .NET based applications, written in C#, VB.NET. It provides nice set of powerful features, such as remote profiling, real time results, multiple plugin-based visualizations. The source code of SlimTune is available under the terms of the MIT License.The tool is nice free alternative to an commercial profiler.

Features

  • Live Profiling – reports results while your code still running
  • Remote Profiling – perform profiling proccess from a different computer
  • SQL Database Storage – all results stored in SQL database
  • Multiple Visualizations – different ways to present profiling results
  •  Plugin Support – write your own visualization plugin
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Download SlimTune profiling tool

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:

Visual-Profiler

Download WPF Performance Suite (x86 version)

Must Have Tool for ASP.NET Developer

NetFXHarmonics DevServer is a web server hosting environment built on .NET 3.5 using WPF, WCF, and LINQ technologies that allows multiple instances of VS-like web servers to run in parallel. NetFXHarmonics DevServer also includes tracing capabilities for monitoring view status code, date/time, URL, POST data , response data, request headers, response headers, as well as parsed ViewState and Control state for both the request and response, visually enhanced HTTP status codes, IP binding modes for both local-only as well as remote access, and easy to use XML configuration. You can trace text specific files like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XAML, Text, and SOAP and their content.

 

DevServer

 

Download NetFXHarmonics DevServer

DevServer Announcement and Overview

 

[Via David Bet'z Blog]

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

 

 


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