Trace.axd – Application Trace

The more you learn, the less you know.

Trying to keep up with the extensive areas of .NET and Microsoft products can easily bring you to this conclusion.  Its easy for us to continually focus on all the new technologies and versions (Whidbey and the .NET Framework 2.0) only to overlook some of the low hanging fruit – at least for me it is.  Remember, this is the “Simple Thoughts from a Simple Mind“ blog. ;)

One area I forgot about is the ASP.NET Trace – Trace.axd page.  As you may know, ASP.NET allows you to trace the processing for a single page or for all pages.  The trace output can be rendered at the end of each page.  Don’t forget (as I did) there is also the Trace.axd page that provides a nice list of traced pages such as this.

TracePic1 

The web.config file needs only a small change to make this available.

 TracePic2

Clicking on the View Details link for a page process will present you with the familiar trace detail.

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