Can I use the Profiler API in VS 2019?

MJ 6 Reputation points

I'm trying to follow the steps for "Walkthrough: Using profiler APIs" (

I am using Visual Studio Professional 2019 and I see that this Walkthrough page is only available for 2017 at the latest. Is the profiler API even available in VS2019?

The page says my build must reference the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Profiler.dll library, but I don't see that anywhere in my Visual Studio installation directory, despite having installed the ".NET Profiling Tools" component.

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 29,446 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @MJ ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Yes, the Profiler API is still available in VS 2019. You can check this path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Common\VSPerfCollectionTools\vs2019\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Profiler.dll.

    Best Regards,

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