Friday, June 14, 2013

CLR Profiler – Call Tree Report for a Windows Application

The CLR Profiler provides various types of reports which help in determining the performance of the application and tuning it. The “Call Tree” report shows the object allocations done to the Heap over a specific time period.

To view the “Call Tree” report, use the following steps.
1. Start CLR Profiler (CLRProfiler.exe)
2. Make sure that the following check boxes are selected:
    Profiling active

3. Click Start Application (or) Select File -> Profile Application
4. In the File dialog which opens, select the applications .Exe file and click Open
5. This will open the application, work on the application and finally close the application
6. Once the application exits, the Profiler summary screen will open, close this summary dialog.
7. Click on View -> Call Tree option to open the Report

The following screen shows on how the “Call Tree” report details will be displayed for a simple Windows Application.

The Call Tree report is a tabular format report, which lists out the various types which got initialized and allocated during the application execution in chronologic order.

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