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Incoming References

As opposed to the Outgoing References view, the Incoming References view shows the list of objects that have references to a particular instance.

Use this view to answer the question "Who does retain the instance in memory?"

The list of objects that reference an instance consists of the following columns:

NameDescription
Type Type name.
References count The number of objects referenced from a certain instance.
Bytes The size of a certain instance in bytes.
Retained bytes The overall size in bytes of all objects exclusively retained by a certain instance.

Example

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What Can I Analyze Next?

In the Incoming References view, you can select the following subjects for further analysis:

  • An instance
    To select a particular instance for analysis, double click on it in the list. Another way to do it is the context menu: right-click on the interested instance and choose Open this instance.
    After this, the [Type_name] subject will be added to the Analysis Path and you can use specific instance views to analyze the instance in more details.

  • Retained object set
    To see what objects are exclusively retained by a certain instance, right-click on the instance in the list and choose Open objects retained by this instance.
    After this, the Retained objects subject will be added to the Analysis Path and the list of retained objects will be displayed in the Type List view.

See Also

Last modified: 19 August 2016