Article: Visual Studio 2012 Load Testing with Custom Performance Counters


I wrote an article for Visual Studio Magazine recently and it was posted earlier this week.  Load Testing with Custom Performance Counters.


This article discusses how to use Web Performance Tests (WPTs) and Load Tests in Visual Studio 2012 to help find and fix performance problems in your applications.  I also discuss how you can simplify the process of diagnosing performance problems by adding custom performance counters (aka. PerfMon counters) to your application.

BTW, if you’re looking for more information about how to easily add custom performance counters to your application, you should read this blog post that I wrote at the end of 2011.  It discusses the hows and whys and also gives you some utility classes for creating, managing, and updating perfmon counters in your app.



— Do you have performance problems in your application?  Trying to verify that your app can handle the pressure?  Want some assistance with Visual Studio 2012’s Load Testing features?  Drop us a line at

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