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Ignacio_P_
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Not able to debugging a windows store app in Analyze application

Hi,

I have a WSA which I want debug with Intel GPA toolset.
I tried sample desktop applications and just work fine.
The issue comes with my WSA, when I run application from "Analyze application > Windows Store Application tab" I get nothing, I mean the application just run as usual with no debug information. I already bind my app code with "ittnotify" library and wrote a few lines mirroring sample app code.

What I'm doing bad? It left something to do? I guess but I don't know what is. Please tell me if you need more information than I provide in order to help me.

Thanks in advance.

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Seth_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ignacio, 

Sorry that you are running into this problem.  We actually were in the process of removing support for WSA applications due to low developer demand.  But, let me see what I can do to help you find a fix.  

Could you post your "graphics monitor -> About" full dialog here?  Just copy and paste everything from that window into this thread.  

I'll do some more investigating on my side as well. 

Best,

Seth

Ignacio_P_
Beginner
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Hey Seth,

Thanks for taking time on this. Below is the 'About' text, I hope you find this useful.
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Windows 8.1 build 9600, 64-bit DEP enabled

Num Processors: 4
Memory: 8098MB
System BIOS: APPLE  - 0 (07/29/05)
Video BIOS: 07/25/20
Driver 0:
     Device: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
     Provider: Intel Corporation
     Date: 10-31-2013
     Version: 10.18.10.3345
     VendorId: 8086
     ProductId: 166
     Stepping: 9
     Supports GPA Instrumentation
Install directory: C:\Intel\INDE\GPA\2015 R3\
Version: 15.3.271796
Current user is in Administrators group: YES
Current Graphics Performance Analyzers 2015 R3 (15.3.271796)
Secure Boot/Trusted Boot is Disabled
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Seth_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ignacio, 

I was actually able to reproduce this issue with a windows store application on the same build you are using.  Unfortunately, we have removed support for Windows 8.1 Store applications for our next release.  With that said, getting a proper fix for this issue will be difficult. 

What you can try though is downloading an older version of GPA when this support was working.  

http://registrationcenter-download.intel.com/akdlm/irc_nas/4211/gpa_14.2_release_225646_windows.exe ;

Here is a link to an old build that will I would recommend trying. 

Let me know if this build is not working and I can get you one other one that could possibly work as well. 

I'm sorry that we don't have a better solution for you at this time. 

Best,

Seth

Ignacio_P_
Beginner
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Hey,

I appreciate your efforts to help me.
Right now I'm trying hard profiling application with another tool since I get stuck in GAP, but I'll check out ASAP this older version that you suggest me and I'll post the results.

Ignacio_P_
Beginner
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Yo,

The version that you offered me It's working with WSA's.

I'm able to launch my application through "Analyze application" and It showed up the debug UI on app, I can do frame snapshots too.

But another issue raised up, I can't load my frame snapshots in "Frame analyzer" software. When I do a dialog with text "No ergs detected in capture file" rise up and stop the load.

I don't get it since I'm wrapping entire rendering sections (which contain DrawIndexed calls) with itt tasks. What I'm doing wrong?

EDIT: I provide additional info, the "gpa_frame's" that I create always have same file size which I guess is not regular behavior since the app state change over the time. Maybe frame snapshots are building bad?

Regards,

Ignacio.

Seth_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ignacio, 

It does sound like there is an issue with capture unfortunately.  This could be due to a whole host of reasons. 

Something you may want to try is disabling tracing in your Graphics Monitor -> Preferences.  Sometimes this can effect capture.  Once you have done this, try recapturing a frame and loading it up in Frame Analyzer. 

Best,

Seth

Ignacio_P_
Beginner
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Hi Seth,

I tried to disable tracing but I still get same error.

As additional information, I don't create the d3d11 device by myself It comes from app internals, I use xaml components which handle this creation.

Thanks,

Ignacio.

Seth_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ignacio, 

It's probably our capture mechanism then.  Go ahead and private message me with your frame file that you captured. 

I'll file a bug request but since we are removing support for windows store apps within a couple weeks, I can't make any promises on when development team will get to a fixing it.   

Also,  If you wanted, we could try a couple other builds which might have a working solution. 

Either way, send me a message and I can get you a few builds to try as well as that frame file. 

Best,

Seth

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