Profiler Sampling Method Data Views

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This section contains reference information for the views and reports of profiler data files that were generated by using the sampling method.

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Summary View
Lists the functions that were executing most frequently when samples were collected and the functions that were performing the most individual work.

Call Tree View
Displays the execution paths of functions in a hierarchical tree.

Modules View
Organizes profiling data by module, and lists the functions, source code lines, and instructions that were executing when samples were collected.

Caller / Callee View - Sampling Data
Displays profiling data for a selected function and the functions that called and were called by the selected function.

Functions View
Organizes profiling by function, and lists the functions that were executing when samples were collected.

Lines View
Lists the source code lines that were executing when samples were collected.

Instruction Pointers (IPs) View
Lists the source code lines that were executing when samples were collected.

Reference

Process View
Lists process and thread start and end times.

Marks View
Lists ETW and sampling events that were inserted into a profiling data file.

Function Details View
Displays a graphical chart of the relationship between a selected function and the functions that called and were called by the selected function.

Instrumentation Method Data Views
Reference information for the views and reports of profiler data files that were generated by using the instrumentation method.

.NET Memory Data Views
Reference information for the views and reports of profiler data files that include .NET memory data.

See Also

Understanding Sampling Data Values