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Key Retention Paths

The Key Retention Paths view shows you a number of retention paths for the instance. More specifically, it shows you only paths that differ from each other most significantly. That's the main difference of this view comparing to other "retention views" which are mostly intended to show you shortest retention paths. Considering the example below: the Key Retention Paths view for the D object will contain only two paths: A > B > D and E > F > G > D. The path A > C > D will be discarded as it is almost identical to A > B > D.

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Use this view to quickly see the whole variety of retention ways for the instance. In addition, the Key Retention Paths view can reveal you retention paths that are not shown by other views.

Example

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Selecting Objects for Further Analysis

In the Key Retention Paths view, you can select the following subjects for further analysis:

To select a particular instance:

  • Do one of the following:
    • Click the instance in the list.
    • Right-click the instance and choose Open this instance.

    After this, the Key retention path 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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