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The Instances view shows what instances make up the object set. Use this view as a means to select a specific instance for more detailed analysis.

The list of instances consists of the following columns:

Type Type name.
Bytes The size of the instance in bytes.
Retained bytes The overall size in bytes of all objects exclusively retained by the instance.



Filtering Objects in the List

You can filter out instances that are of no interest for your analysis.

To narrow the list, start typing the desired type name in the Filter field. dotMemory will exclude all instances that doesn't match the pattern from the list.

What Can I Analyze Next?

In the Instances 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] #[Object_Id] subject will be added to the Analysis Path and you can use specific instance views to analyze the instance in more details. Learn more in Analyzing an Instance.

  • 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.
Last modified: 24 August 2017

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