Timeline of your application execution

Runtime Flow in real time monitors and logs function calls and function parameters in a running .NET application and shows a stack trace tree.

v2.1.0 adds the new Timeline window that shows local time when a function call started with 0.1 ms accuracy, the [thread id] and the function name with parameters and a return value:

This log was captured after running the following program (original source):

static void Main()
    while (true)
        // Start computation.
        // Handle user input.
        string result = Console.ReadLine();
        Console.WriteLine("You typed: " + result);
static async void Example()
    // This method runs asynchronously.
    int t = await Task.Run(() => Allocate());
    Console.WriteLine("Compute: " + t);
static int Allocate()
    // Compute total count of digits in strings.
    int size = 0;
    for (int z = 0; z < 100; z++)
        for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
            string value = i.ToString();
            size += value.Length;
    return size;

With monitoring filter set to “Module == test_timeline.exe || Function == WriteLine || Class == System.Threading.Tasks.Task”.

In the log you can see:

  • a state machine created for the async Example function,
  • Example function returned when a parallel thread [3696] was started to perform the Allocate computation,
  • Allocate returned 588889000 and took 8.5 seconds for the calculation,
  • WriteLine(“Compute: 588889000”) executed on the background thread where the Allocate computation was performed,
  • second example calculation started in another parallel thread [11396] right after the “test” string was typed.

Download the latest installer from VlasovStudio.com/runtime-flow/.

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