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Customizing Visual Studio GPU profiling

  Posted by Shawn Hargreaves, 14 April 2014 · 710 views

The GPU profiling feature discussed in my previous post includes a not-very-obvious customization mechanism:
Graphics / Start Diagnostics , use Print Screen to capture frames, then return to Visual Studio
Open up the folder that contains the resulting .vsglog capture file (eg. right-click on GraphicsExperiment1.vsglog and select Open Containing Folder...

GPU profiling in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

  Posted by Shawn Hargreaves, 05 April 2014 · 1,578 views

The graphics debugging tool formerly known as PIX has been integrated into Visual Studio for a while now, and gets better in every release. But unlike Xbox PIX, the Windows incarnation of this technology has until now been only for debugging and not profiling. It provided lots of information about what happened, but none at all about how long things took....

Windows Phone 8.1

  Posted by Shawn Hargreaves, 03 April 2014 · 514 views

Hey up, long time no blog…

At the Build conference this week we announced what I’ve been working on for the last while: Windows Phone 8.1. It’s full of cool new stuff , but my contribution was deep in the entrails of the operating system, converging the graphics stack between Phone and desktop Windows and making sure this shared code runs well in limit...