In order to get a performance snapshot for ReSharper follow these steps:

  1. Download and install dotTrace 4.0 Beta profiler from http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/download
  2. Start dotTrace and choose 'Profile Application'
  3. Point dotTrace to Visual Studio executable (devenv.exe)
  4. Make sure the following options are set:
    1. Profiling type: Performance profiling
    2. Tracing profiling
    3. Record wall time
    4. Start profiling immediately: on (if you're experiencing performance problems on Visual Studio startup or during solution loading) or off otherwise
  5. Press 'Start'
  6. If there's a performance problem during startup
    1. Wait while Visual Studio starts, open your solution
    2. Wait until the solution is loaded and ReSharper finishes loading caches
    3. Press 'Get Snapshot' button on the 'Control Profiling' window
  7. Otherwise
    1. Wait while Visual Studio starts, open your solution
    2. Press 'Start Profiling' button on the 'Control Profiling' window
    3. Perform actions which are slow with ReSharper (typing, switching between documents, building etc)
    4. Press 'Get Snapshot' button on the 'Control Profiling' window
  8. Save the resulting snapshot