Configuring NSight to debug AppX package on Win 10/VS 2015


I’m trying to use NSight to capture GPU info from a Win 10 packaged application, but when I select NSight->Start Graphics Debugging I get the error

Failed to create process “” (System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception)
Nsight Debug

How do I configure either NSight or my app for GPU debugging? Can I attach NSight once the app is launched? Or do I need to “unpackage” it first?


Hi JayPG,

You mean the *.appx as Win10’s UWP apps? I have to say it’s not general Win32 application, and you can not just run it by double click on the file directly, Win10 may tell you ‘This application can only run in the context of an app container’. I am sorry to say that Nsight only support general Win32 applications.