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Configuring a Trace Session

LabVIEW 2013 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 372641C-01

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After you open a trace connection, you can specify types of execution events you want to capture to reduce the memory the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit uses and avoid running out of memory. The configuration you specify is specific to the application instance you select on the Home tab. If you click New Trace on the Home tab to open a trace for another application instance, the trace session configuration reverts to the default.

You can use one of the following methods to configure trace sessions.

  • If you want to quickly select event types without specifying detailed events, complete the following steps:
    1. Click the arrow below Capture Settings to display the Capture Settings pull-down menu.
    2. Place checkmarks in the checkboxes for the events you want to trace. By default, the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit traces all execution events except timeout events of the Event structure type and memory allocation events.
    3. (Optional) You can enable the Memory Threshold option by placing a checkmark in the Memory Allocations checkbox. Use this option to avoid capturing small memory allocation events, such as allocations LabVIEW makes internally, that do not have significant impact on the application you are tracing. For example, you can use this option to ignore memory allocations of less than 1,000 bytes.
    4. Click the table pane to apply the configuration settings.
  • If you want to specify not only event types but also detailed events, complete the following steps:
    1. Click the Capture Settings image to display the Capture Settings dialog box. By default, the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit traces all execution events except timeout events of the Event structure type and memory allocation events.
      Note  The Capture Settings dialog box automatically updates for the configurations you specify in the Capture Settings pull-down menu.
    2. Select an item in the type list to display the corresponding page of this dialog box.
    3. Place checkmarks in the checkboxes for the events you want to trace.
    4. (Optional) Click Save to save the capture settings in a configuration settings (.ini) file or click Load to load an existing configuration file so that you can share trace session configurations between traces.
    5. Click OK to apply the configuration settings and close the Capture Settings dialog box.

Related Information

Opening a Trace Connection

Part 2: Configuring a Trace Session


 

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