Select from the Glimpse NuGet packages listed below. For detailed instructions see Step-by-step install guide for installing Glimpse.
Glimpse has many different extensions and plugins. Together with the community, there are some truly amazing extensions and extras you can install to analyze your app.
Which web framework you using?
PM> Install-Package Glimpse.WebForms
PM> Install-Package Glimpse.MVC5
What about Data Access?
PM> Install-Package Glimpse.ADO
PM> Install-Package Glimpse.EF6
Note that if you are using a different version of MVC/EF, use that instead â€“ that is, MVC2, MVC3, MVC4, EF43, or EF5. Many more packages can be found in the Glimpse Extension Gallery, and new packages are frequently added.
Glimpse is designed to be secure by default. This means that unless you tell Glimpse otherwise, you can only access Glimpse from localhost.
Note, this means that you won't be able to access Glimpse remotely with the default runtime policy. See Configuring runtime policy to enable Glimpse for remote access.
Once Glimpse is installed, /Glimpse.axd (for example http://localhost:1234/glimpse.axd ) is exposed as an extension to your site. It becomes the point through which you can see how glimpse is configured and provides some helper buttons to work with Glimpse policies.
By clicking the "Turn Glimpse On" button, the page will confirm that Glimpse is now listening to requests.
Once "Turned on" you will see glimpse appear in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
From this point, you can mouse over the various sections or open Glimpse up fully by clicking on the Glimpse icon. For more information, see Enabling Glimpse .
Once you have enabled Glimpse, the Glimpse Heads-Up Display (HUD) appears in the lower right corner of your web application.
The HUD is how Glimpse exposes information on every request, every page. This information is displayed at the bottom of your page.
It brings together information from both the client and server, to provide a complete picture of your request. This rich information can't be provided by browser tools. See Heads Up Display for more information.
From the HUD, you can dive down into another level of information by clicking on the "G" in the lower right corner. When the Main Panel opens you will be presented with a series of tabs which offer a range of insights into your application.
HUD updates its data as you move from page to page.
Hover over any one of the sections for more details.
Click on the "G" icon on the right to open the Main Panel.
Select the various tabs you are interested in at any time.
When Glimpse is installed via NuGet, a default configuration is
added to a custom
<glimpse> section in the
root web.config file. The default configuration works for
many apps and you can modify the
to do things like black listing, removing tabs, changing security
policy and more. For more information see
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Whether you use NuGet or manually install Glimpse, the DLLs Glimpse needs to run will be referenced by your project and added to your
bin folder. From here, for your first run, all you need is to enable Glimpse and start using it.
If you need more help, try the following resources: