What is PerfWatson extension?

By Praveen Kumar Jul 01, 2011
The extension was developed to look into the bottlenecks in Visual Studio IDE.
What is PerfWatson extension?

During the course of development using IDE we come with situations where it hangs or unresponsive to some actions performed. The actions can be opening a dialog or adding a reference. It can be anything.

So what does this extension do? 

The extension just collects the data and sends back to Microsoft. The Microsoft team  analyses the data and looks for the solutions to make Visual Studio faster.

Every action which reaches the threshold of 2 secs are recorded and sent back to Microsoft.

Cameron McColl the man behind the whole thing explains about the whole process in this video below.


Praveen Kumar

I have over 15 years of IT industry experience with Microsoft technologies. I hold Masters degree in Computer Science and Applications and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. I am responsible for content publishing, ... Read more

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