Perfview Tutorial 6 - The Event Viewer Basics

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In the first tutorial we used the 'Run' command to caputure data while an executable ran. In tutorial 2-5 we learned how to use the StackViewer to do a CPU investigation. In this tutorial we learn more about a very different view called the EventViewer that allows you to look at ALL the data in each event that is logged in cronological order. This view is especially useful for finding 'when things happen' as well as see useful side information (like process command lines, and the version of all the DLLs in use). We show how to filter by event name, process, time range and event text as well as show to display only the columns that you are interested in.

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The next video is on applying the Event viewer to investigating an ASP.NET scenario. You may also be interested in the whole PerfView Tutorial Series, as well as performance related material at Vance Morrison's Performance Blog.

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