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:
|Address||Virtual memory address of the instance.|
|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.|
Selecting objects for further analysis
In the Incoming References view, you can select the following subjects for further analysis:
To select a particular instance
Do one of the following:
Double-click the instance in the list.
Right-click the instance and choose Open this instance.
After this, the Incoming reference subject is added to the Analysis Path and you can use specific instance views to analyze the instance in more details.