Prefix: Can I Use it on a Server?

Prefix will work on a server, however Retrace’s APM is designed for servers. We offer a special discounted price for pre-production usage! Important things to know about using Prefix on a server: By default Prefix does not allow remote access. Read: Remote access to Prefix UI Prefix only shows data from the last 5 minutes Only the last certain # of requests …

Prefix: System Configuration Changes

Prefix makes the following configuration changes: Note: Using the Prefix UI to disable the profiler will remove the registry and environment keys for profiling IIS related config changes: 1. StackifyHttpModule is added to the GAC 2. StackifyHttpModule is added to the IIS Express global config file 3. StackifyHttpModule is added to the IIS config file (if IIS is installed) 4. …

Prefix: Settings Overview

Prefix UI & profiler settings The following settings can be made via Prefix’s UI or via the stackify.ini file Port & host name (learn more) Cache size Profiling method options URL display option Some per application settings can be set depending on the type of application. Please review theses additional help docs for more information on specific application types: Prefix …

Prefix: Advanced settings for ASP.NET

The follow settings can be set for an ASP.NET web application to change the behavior of how the StackifyHttpModule and Prefix works. Change reporting Url for a request You can use the StackifyLib nuget package to customize the request name (Url or action) for any request. StackifyLib.ProfileTracer.SetReportingUrl(“Custom.Reporting.Url”); App info settings These settings can be set in your web.config appSettings. Specify …

Prefix: Configure IIS Express

To work properly, Prefix requires an HTTP module. Visual Studio 2015 with IIS Express and IIS classic mode requires manually configuring it. IIS in Classic (IIS6) mode If you are getting a message that says you need to install the module and your app is running in IIS with the application pool set to classic mode, please review this document: Install …

Prefix: Basic Troubleshooting

First Steps: Follow these steps to ensure the Prefix profiler has started & is attached to your app: Restart your PC. From the tray app, right click on it and click “Disable Profiler” then “Enable Profiler” once it stops. Start Visual Studio as an administrator. Debug your application as normal. If that process doesn’t work, please read below. Verify if …

Prefix: Viewing Application Logs

Prefix supports viewing logs from log4net or NLog in your profiling traces. To enable viewing your logs, you need to add the Stackify nuget packages for the logging appenders and ensure they are properly configured. When prompted for an ApiKey, leave it blank. You do not need a Stackify account.     NLog (view docs) PM>Install-Package StackifyLib.NLog log4net (view docs) …