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Monitor Web Development Server and ASP.Net

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Monitoring ASP.Net Application (WDS)


To start monitoring ASP.Net application running in IIS:


menu Launch menu instructionStep Services instructionStep Monitor Web Development Server and ASP.Net... instructionStep shows the Start ASP.Net Application dialog below


Or use the shortcut


 b_f9  Monitor Web Development Server and ASP.Net



The Start ASP.Net application dialog


Set the web development server, the port to use, path to the web application, virtual path, an optional web browser to use and an optional url to launch, and click OK.





Web Development Server instructionStep select the WDS process we're working with. The default is the most recent version installed on the computer.


Port instructionStep select the port that the server will serve pages on. The default is 49158 (the same value that Visual Studio uses).

Path instructionStep type or Browse to set the path to the ASP.Net application.


Virtual Path instructionStep type the path on the server that corresponds to the web application. The default is /.

Web Browser instructionStep select the web browser that you're going to use to load the web page.

URL to open in browser instructionStep type the web page and arguments you want to load to cause the ISAPI to be loaded in IIS.


OK instructionStep resets IIS, setups all the variables, copies DLLs and settings into the web root and starts the web browser to load the specified web page.


menu Web Development Server is not a protected process like IIS. This can make working with WDS much easier than working with IIS.



Data collection


Type of data collection instructionStep Are you only interested in Native data, .Net data or both Native data and .Net data?


Native Only instructionStep Ignore all .Net data in the target application.


.Net Only instructionStep Ignore all Native data in the target application.


Mixed Mode instructionStep Collect both Native and .Net data from the target application


This setting cannot be changed after the application is launched


Collect data from application instructionStep If it's the startup procedure you want to validate, obviously start collecting data from launch.


Depending on your application, and what you want to validate, you may want to start collecting data immediately, or do it later.


If your program has a complex start-up procedure, initialising lots of data, it may be much faster not to collect data until the program has launched.


seeAlsoSee the section on controlling data collection for how to turn collection on and off after launch.



Slow Startup


The first time you work with Web Development Server and Memory Validator you may experience a delay during startup. This is most like because symbols are being downloaded from Microsoft's symbol servers to match the DLLs and assemblies on your machine.