Profiler Preview 0.9-29

This is the 2nd preview release of the Xamarin Profiler. Changes since last release include:

  • Sort heapshot view by timestamp by default
  • Show backtrace for snapshot objects
  • Fix resizing of ‘Take snapshot’ button
  • Make backtrace view resize correctly to fit contents
  • Fix dynamic resizing of Backtrace view
  • Use ‘Snapshot’ instead of ‘Generation’ in UI strings
  • Only change position of detail view's divider if extended area is collapsed
  • Fix profiling on iOS devices
  • Some small performance improvements
  • Quote iOS .app paths, in case it has spaces
  • Fix displaying of ‘running time’ in Instruments summary
  • Fix “peaks” in allocations chart plot


This is a preview release and there are definite limitations, including but not limited to:

  • Profiling Mac apps is not yet available.
  • No official support for profiling Release builds
  • Snapshots, call tree sorting not implemented on Windows
  • Data sets are correct at time of collection but data mining and representation is preliminary. This will improve in future releases.
  • No support for comparing/seeing delta of snapshots in this version
  • Samples list not available on Android
  • Live/Dead object status not yet supported - profiler always shows live

We encourage users to get in touch and file bug reports so we can continue to make this tool more useful and more stable.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.