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May 9, 2010

Troubleshooter add-in

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 10:34 pm

Troubleshooter doesn’t extend Tabs Studio with new features, it just logs as much as possible about Visual Studio execution.

The following information is logged: OS version, VS version, loaded dlls (updated every 10 seconds), VS command/document/solution/window events, Tabs Studio events, WPF warnings. I try to collect as little personal data as possible. For example, instead of file names only extensions are logged and instead of project names only project types are logged.

Each Visual Studio session is logged in a separate file. Log file names look like “Troubleshooter January 24, 21_20_01 Part 0.txt” where “January 24, 21_20_01” is the time of Visual Studio start. If log file size exceeds 50 MB, a file for the next log part is created. Log files are created in the “LocalApplicationData\Sergey Vlasov\Tabs Studio” folder.

Troubleshooter installer installs the add-in for VS 2008 and creates a desktop shortcut to the logs folder.

Troubleshooter v1.0.1 and source code (including WiX based installer) are available. I think Visual Studio events subscription is the most interesting part of the source code for those interested in extending Visual Studio functionality.


  1. how do you uninstall this addin?

    Comment by Anonymous — May 13, 2010 @ 1:37 am

    • found it

      Comment by Anonymous — May 13, 2010 @ 1:53 am

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