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Create Project

Intel® Advisor
is based on a project paradigm and requires that you create or open a project to enable analysis features. Think of a project as a reusable container for:
  • The location of a compiled application
  • A collection of configurable properties
  • An analysis result
In case of Microsoft Visual Studio* integration, you can skip this step, as Intel Advisor creates new project automatically when opened. Use Visual Studio Project Properties to configure the project.
To create an
Intel® Advisor
project from the GUI:
  1. Open the
    Create a Project
    dialog box using any of the following options:
    • Choose
      File
      >
      New
      >
      Project...
      .
    • Click the icon on the left-side toolbar.
    • Click the Welcome page
      Create Project
      link.
  2. In the
    Create a Project
    dialog box, configure the following:
    Use This
    To Do This
    Project name
    field
    Specify the name of the
    Intel® Advisor
    project. This might be similar to the target executable name. The project name is used for the project directory name:
    • A project file that identifies the target to be analyzed and a set of configurable attributes for running the target.
    • Results that allows you to view the collected data.
    Location
    field and
    Browse
    button
    Choose or create a directory to contain the project directory. Click the
    Browse
    button to browse to and select a directory where the project directory will be created.
    Project files should be located in a different directory than your source directories, such as a directory above the source directories or in a separate projects directory. You must have write permission to the specified directory and its subdirectories.
    Create project
    button
    After entering the
    Project name
    and specifying its
    Location
    , click
    Create project
    to create the project and its directory and display the Analysis Target tab of the
    Project Properties
    dialog box.
  3. Click
    Create Project
    button.
    A
    Project Properties
    dialog box opens where you can configure your target application and the project.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.