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: Configuring Proxies

If you have a network architecture that requires internet traffic to flow through a proxy server, this guide will help you ensure that Prefix can communicate out through your proxy server seamlessly. Configuring the proxy is done by creating a file in the agent’s folder (C:Program Files (x86)Stackify Prefix by default) called CustomAgent.config.  Below is an example of how to populate …

Prefix: Data Collection Policy

Does Prefix upload any of my code, assemblies, or other data to the Internet? No! Prefix does not collect any data, logs, code, assemblies, etc, about your apps and upload it to the Internet. Prefix runs as a Windows Service on the user’s workstation. It works by collecting data from profiling APIs. This data is evaluated locally and shown in …

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) …