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Recording Activity For a Class

In addition to setting breakpoints and markers in the code editor, or creating a marker set through the Breakpoints and Markers window, you can record all the operations of a Class or a subset using the Class Markup Selection dialog to create a marker set of record markers for those operations. These marker sets are also available to all users of the model.

Access:    Project Browser Class context menu | Execution Analyzer | Markup Class For Recording




See also

Existing marker set

Select to change the operations, marker types or stack depth of an existing marker set


New marker set

Select to create a new marker set



Type the name of the marker set to create or edit


Operation check boxes

All checkboxes default to selected; click on the checkbox against each operation that you do not want to record

Click again on the checkbox against any excluded operation that you do now want to record, to re-select it


Include disabled operations

Select this option to set a recording marker against all operations, but disable all those that you have not specifically selected above

In the Breakpoints & Markers window, you can then enable these markers individually or as a whole, rather than enabling them by editing the marker set


Working with Marker Sets

Marker Type

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the type of marker to set against each of the selected operations

The marker type specifies the action to take when the process encounters that marker on each operation:

  • Record function
  • Record stack trace
  • Break execution

Marker Types

Limit recording frame depth

Set the stack depth to limit the recording, to avoid ultimately producing Sequence diagrams that are too complicated to read

Control Stack Depth


Click to store the marker set under the name you have specified; the set can then be loaded either before or during a session, from the Breakpoint & Markers window toolbar

Breakpoint and Marker Management

Learning Center topics:

  • (Alt+F1) | Execution Analysis | Recording Execution | Automated Set Creation