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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/13/2019.

PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files. Powerful grouping operators allow you to understand performance profiles in ways other tools can't. PerfView is used internally at Microsoft by a number of teams and is the primary performance investigation tool on the .NET Runtime team. Features include:

- Non-invasive collection - suitable for use in live, production environments
- Xcopy deployment - copy and run
- Memory
+ Support for very large heaps (gigabytes)
+ Snapshot diffing
+ Dump files (.dmp)
- CPU Performance
+ Support for managed, native, and mixed code
+ Can read XPerf logs
+ Profile diffing

To install PerfView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install perfview

To upgrade PerfView, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade perfview


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $name = 'PerfView'
    $url = ''
    $checksum ='76A0D2A213BC6026FC4CA136C1FC11C41B6B24453F60E606816D91D880967BD1'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName PerfView -FileFullPath "$toolsDir\PerfView.exe" -url $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType 'sha256'
  • tools\PerfView.exe.gui

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Release notes can be found in the built-in help file (scroll to the bottom).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PerfView 2.0.43 307 Monday, June 24, 2019 approved
PerfView 2.0.42 439 Sunday, May 12, 2019 approved
PerfView 2.0.39 454 Friday, March 22, 2019 approved
PerfView 2.0.26 270 Sunday, March 3, 2019 approved
PerfView 1.9.0 3017 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 approved
PerfView 1.8.0 954 Monday, September 7, 2015 approved
PerfView 1.7.0 993 Monday, March 31, 2014 approved
PerfView 1.6.0 337 Sunday, February 16, 2014 approved
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