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Group by Instances

The Group by 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:

NameDescription
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.

Example

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Filtering Instances

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 don't match the pattern.

Selecting Objects for Further Analysis

In the Group by Instances 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 Instance from set subject is added to the Analysis Path and you can use specific instance views to analyze the instance in more details.

To select the objects that are exclusively retained by the analyzed objects set:

  • Click the /help/img/dotnet/2017.2/open_retained_objects_button.png Open objects retained by this set button.

    After this, the Exclusively retained objects subject will be added to the Analysis Path and the list of desired objects will be displayed in the Group by Types view.

Last modified: 29 August 2017

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