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How to: Collect .NET Memory Allocation and Lifetime Data

Performance Tools support the collection of .NET memory allocation and lifetime data to help you detect memory-related performance issues in your application.

Important noteImportant Note:

If .NET memory allocation and lifetime data collection is enabled, the profiler collects only memory samples. No other samples, such as CPU, page faults, or system calls are collected.

Enabling .NET memory allocation enables the Profiler .NET Memory Allocations View. Enabling .NET Lifetime data enables the Object Lifetime View.

For information about how to use command line tools, see Using the Profiling Tools From the Command-Line.

To collect .NET memory allocation

  1. In Performance Explorer, right-click the performance session, and then click Properties.

  2. In the Property Pages, click the General properties.

  3. Select the Collect .NET object allocation information check box.

To collect .NET lifetime data

  1. In Performance Explorer, right-click the performance session, and then click Properties.

  2. In the Property Pages, click the General properties.

  3. Select the Collect .NET object allocation information check box, and then select the Also collect .NET object lifetime information check box.