Which of my Visual Studio extensions are slowing?
My Visual Studio 2012 has become slow to open. In 'safe mode' it's fast again. Presumably some extensions are slowing Visual Studio. Which?
Is there an analogue of Internet Explorer's feature which shows load time for each extensions? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2009/07/18/how-to-make-ie-open-new-tabs-faster.aspx
You can start Visual Studio from the command line and specify the /log option to have Visual Studio write all details to the ActivityLog.xml. It's not a pretty pop-up dialig, but you can get the information you want from there.
Thanks Jesse, ActivityLog.xml has the information I want. Unfortunately, it's unreadable. I wrote a Python script to extract the relevant details
import sys from bs4 import BeautifulSoup try: f = open(sys.argv) except IndexError: f = sys.stdin soup = BeautifulSoup(f) loads = dict() for entry in soup.find_all('entry'): description = entry.find('description') if not (description and "package load" in description.get_text() ): continue print(entry) print()
I solved my similar problem with "The Activity Log Profiler". It's just an xsl-Stylesheet for the Activity Log and shows the HotSpots and Errors in current ActivityLog.xml
There is also a Blog-Entry about it: http://startbigthinksmall.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/activity-log-profiler-find-out-which-extension-is-slowing-down-your-visual-studio/