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The CPU Usage tool in the Performance Profiler (available via ALT-F2 or from the Debug menu) now automatically displays the “hot path” indicator (red flame) when displaying the Call Tree. This saves a click on common CPU Usage performance investigations.
The Performance Profiler now participates in forward/backward navigation in the Visual Studio IDE. As one navigates to various views of tools in the Performance Profiler (available via ALT-F2 or from the Debug menu), navigation points are saved along with other navigation items. One can employ them by clicking the navigation buttons in Visual Studio or invoking the Visual Studio navigation commands.