Visual Stuido and IntelliTrace gotcha

I was trouble shooting the ability to create a localdb database using Entity Framework and Visual Studio when I found that I had waisted over an hour because I didn’t understand the fundamentals of IntelliTrace.

When the error popped up I immediately went to the first Exception at the top of the IntelliTrace log and started investing possible causes little did I realise that there were a number of exceptions thrown in the Entity Framework library, some of which were handled but still appeared in the IntelliTrace log. After an hour or so of searching the web revisited the IntelliTrace log to properly decipher all the exceptions messages to find the one I need to investigate.

IntelliTrace is a really powerful tool, when used correctly!