Application Insights Events Filtering inside Visual Studio Diagnostic tools

By | December 3, 2015

Visual Studio Diagnostic Tools window now provides a detailed of the Application Insights events while you are debugging. To use this functionality, open the Diagnostic Tools window (Debug -> Diagnostic Tools). Along with other events, Application Insights events also trace inside the diagnostic tool. You can refer to “Trace your Application Insights events inside Visual Studio Diagnostic tools” post know more details of it. With the new update of Visual Studio 2015, the new improved diagnostic tool help you read through the events details  and understand the list of events even faster and more efficiently.

Open the Diagnostic tool in Visual Studio while your Application Insights is on, you should be able to see the event trace as show in below.


Then you can use the “Filter” option to filter out specific event your are looking for. In this case we have selected “Application Insights” events.  Once your filter is applied, you can just focus on the specific set of events that you are working on.


P.S : Filter Options does show the total count of Telemetry event that being sent for the current debugging session

Well, you can easily find out the critical events with no time ! .  The event list also shows the difference between  default events and failed request / exception events  with different icons to easily identify ( as shown in below screenshot)


Click on the events to get the details telemetry data that has been sent for that particular event within Visual Studio.


Well, this a great addition and great tooling support that can be used most of the time without going back to azure portal every time.

Hope this helps !

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