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Getting ANTS Profiler 4.x out of VS.NET 2008 Menu

This is bad and I would prefer if a company like RedGate takes care of this. Recently I had to profile my XBAP application & was looking for a suitable memory profiler. I installed ANTS Profiler 4.3 trial edition and discovered it doesn’t support memory profiling of XBAP applications (guess there is only performance profiling). With a sigh I had to uninstall it, as profiler had added few menus in VS.NET, which in short term were no longer needed. To my surprise though ANTS profiler uninstall was successful, menu items were still hanging around. This struck me as those disabled menu items were occupying lot of unnecessary space. After doing some experimentation I was finally able to fix it. Steps are outlined below:

Go to VS.NET 2008, Tools -> Customize. That would bring up the Customize dialog box


Click ‘Rerrange commands’ button to get another dialog box as shown below. Select Tool Bar radio button to remove any menus you think are not required.


And yeah, .NET memory profiler supports XBAP applications 🙂 .


3 responses to “Getting ANTS Profiler 4.x out of VS.NET 2008 Menu

  1. ANTS Profiler April 7, 2009 at 1:07 am

    V5 of ANTS Memory Profiler does support XBap application profiling. You can download early access builds from the EAP Forum:

    V5 has significant new features which allow easy visualisation of why objects are still in memory like never before.

  2. ANTS Profiler Team April 7, 2009 at 1:34 am

    The issue with the menu item being retained in VS after uninstall is currently being investigated so that this does not happen in future. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Kind regards,

    ANTS Profiler Team

  3. nirajrules April 7, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Thanks a lot guys for the update. We all love RedGate products. Looking forward for V5 🙂 .

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