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The Rambling DBA: Jonathan Kehayias

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Extended Events SSMS Addin Update (

Just in time for PASS Summit, a new release of the Extended Events SSMS Addin has been published online.   This build fixes a few known bugs with the Addin and adds one minor feature into the Addin.


  1. Compatibility issues with SSMS 2008 R2.  (Uninstall any previous version manually before installing the new release)

    I have to give many, many, many thanks to Mladen Prajdic (Blog/Twitter) for his assistance in working with Reflection to allow a single version of the Addin to work with 2008 and 2008 R2.  If you haven’t already, checkout his SSMS Toolspack which is another excellent Addin to SSMS.
  2. Correction to the Tree Refresh so that it refreshes properly after a change has been made to an Event Session, or when a new session has been created through the UI. 
  3. The scripting in the Event Session Editor has been corrected to properly generate a script to the clipboard, a file, or a new SSMS Window to match the functionality that previously existed in the external application. 

New Feature

  1. The addition of a check box on the Session Editor to start the session immediately upon creation.  This has been a personal pet peeve that I have intended to correct for a while now, but never got around to it.

If you are attending PASS Summit this week, I’ll be presenting an Introductory session on Extended Events in which I'll be doing a demo of this Addin and how it simplifies working with Extended Events.  If you attend my session make sure you also attend Adam Machanic's session as well.

Published Tuesday, November 03, 2009 2:50 AM by Jonathan Kehayias



AshMeth said:

Hey Jonathan,

First of ALL I really appreciate the hardwork you are doing on this SSMS Concept. I am just a follower :)

I am trying to use VS 2010 for building SSMS AddIn. Getting lots of exception same as you mentioned in your last article.

I just saw your latest Extended Events SSMS Addin solution, and it is still in VS2008. Do you recommend to use VS2008, and that will work for R2 as well?



November 14, 2010 2:01 PM
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