Enable/Disable Profiling Tutorial: 1 - Generating Data

Applies to AQTime 8.81, last modified on January 18, 2022

To illustrate how you can control profiling from the application that is being profiled, we will use a sample application shipped with AQTime, OnOffProfiling.

<AQTime Samples>\Unmanaged\OnOffProfiling\VC2005  -  Microsoft Visual C++ (Visual Studio 2005 project)

<AQTime Samples>\Unmanaged\OnOffProfiling\VC2013  -  Microsoft Visual C++ (Visual Studio 2013 project)

<AQTime Samples>\Unmanaged\OnOffProfiling\Delphi  -  Borland Delphi

<AQTime Samples>\Unmanaged\OnOffProfiling\BCB     -  Borland C++Builder

Note: You can also open Visual Studio samples in later versions of Visual Studio.
On Windows Vista and later, AQTime samples are located in the <Users>\Public\Documents\AQTime 8 Samples folder. On other operating systems, the samples reside in the <Documents and Settings>\All Users\Documents\AQTime 8 Samples folder.
  • Load the application in AQTime as a project.

  • Select All Project Modules (Routines only) in the Setup panel.

  • Choose the Performance profiler.

  • Make sure the Enable/Disable Profiling button is not pressed (that is, it looks like , not ), so that AQTime will not start profiling at startup.

  • Press Run to start profiling. Select AQTime > Run to start profiling. Also you can start profiling if you press Visual Studio’s Run button while any of AQTime panels is active.Select AQTime > Run With Profiling to start profiling. AQTime will launch the sample program.

  • In the sample program, press the Enable, Disable and Go Mixed buttons sequentially.

  • The list box contains a list of executed routines and profiling states.

  • You can see that four routines (ProcA, ProcB, ProcC, ProcD) were executed during our test. Let’s see what AQTime tells us.

  • Close the sample program.

In the next step we will analyze the profiling results.

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