Welcome to the Glimpse Documentation! Here we hope to introduce you to the various tutorials, concepts and APIs you might need when discovering and using Glimpse.
The diagnostics information displayed in the Glimpse panel is organised into tabs. Each tab contains data specific to various server side concerns, and comes as part of a NuGet package.
Tabs are one of two main means (the other being Heads-up Display) by which data is is transfered from the core of Glimpse to the UI. The tabs that are shown are driven by which packages you have referenced or have created yourself.
Are you interested in creating your own tabs? It really is quite easy and straight forward.
These tabs are part of the core
Glimpse package, and so are always part of a Glimpse installation. They are not specific to any web development framework:
History tabs allow you to change the HTTP request that Glimpse is currently displaying information for. Unlike all the other tabs, they don't display diagnostics information.
Glimpse.AspNet package adds these tabs to Glimpse, which can be used for diagnosing problems common to ASP.NET based frameworks:
In addition to the ASP.NET tabs above, the
Glimpse.Mvc2 packages add these tabs with functionality specific for Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC framework:
Glimpse.ADO package adds the SQL tab, which provides insights into the ADO.NET operations that your system is performing. Entity Framework specific packages are available as well for
OR if you are just using ADO directly:
Glimpse is an entirely extensible platform, with many third party tabs available to help with many .NET frameworks.