Monthly Archives: January 2019

Small Project System Tools Update

We pushed out a small update to Project System Tools today that shifts the way that binary logs are opened in Visual Studio. In previous versions, all binary logs opened into a single window. The original idea was to enable analysis across multiple logs at once, but it’s become apparent that it’s usually going to be more useful to open one log at a time. As a result, with this new update, binary logs will open into individual editors of their own.

This also allows us to add more views to the binary log window, and so we’ve added tabs to show summaries of the targets, tasks, and evaluations (if recorded) that can be useful to take a more performance-oriented look at the profile.

Log loading should also be a bit more robust in the situations where not all of the MSBuild information is recorded in the log. (In the past, the log would just fail to open.)

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