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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

#WP7Dev: Application performance and tuning

When it comes to optimising the performance of your Windows Phone 7 application there are lots of things that can be done.

Firstly, ensure you understand best practices:

Secondly, use the available tools to analyse your apps before releasing them:
  • Enable the peformance category CODE_ANALYSIS ruleset in Visual Studio (but only if you have Premium or Ultimate edition).
  • Try the profiler in Silverlight Spy (4.0) (works with the emulator)
  • Try the profiler from EQATEC

Thirdly, add analytics to your app to understand how it's used and any issues users are actually having:

Got any other tips?

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