In the first part of this article I discussed how to profile applications using the command line tools for Visual Studio. In this part I’m going to discuss how you can interpret the results from the profiling.
I’ve put together a small sample application that does a few maths calculations and ran the profiling tools in VS2010 against it. Once you have the the .vsp file that the profiler gives you all you need to do is open it in VS and away you go.
The first thing that you will see in VS is the summary report. This looks something like the one shown here.