In my previous post ( Using Application Insights right from the Visual Studio 2015 ) you have seen the different tooling supports of Visual Studio 2015 that enhance developer experience to use Application Insights. This post also talks about another small but really useful features that helps you to track / monitor number of telemetry events have been sent, right from the Visual Studio. This will help you to test if you events are getting send properly or not without opening the portal multiple times.
Visual Studio provides a tiny toolbar for Application Insights that shows the count of Telemetry events sent from the Visual Studio itself.
If you expand it, you will also find an option to disable the first time event notification.
How to Test it ?
Step 1 :
Follow the Adding Application Insights to a Windows 10 Universal App article to enable Application Insights.
Add a simple button and send some custom telemetry event from the application
Step 3 :
Run the application in debug mode, and click on Button, you should be able to see the the count is getting increased on every click on the button.
If you don’t see the “Application Insights” toolbar in Visual Studio, you can add by right clicking on the toolbar and select “Application Insight”
Hope this helps !