About the Instruments User Reference
The Instruments app provides a set of instruments that are used to test and streamline developed apps. The Instruments User Reference describes the information that these individual instruments collect and display.
At a Glance
The Instruments User Reference provides consistent, easy to follow descriptions of the individual instruments found in the Instruments app. Each instrument chapter contains the following information:
Overview: Provides a general description of the instrument, what platforms the instrument is used on, and where the instrument is located.
Displayed Information: Details information that the instrument presents in the track pane and the Detail pane.
Configuration Options: Details configuration options for the particular instrument. Click the Inspector icon on the instrument to access these options.
An explanation of the different preferences available for Instruments can be found in Instruments Preferences.
An explanation of the different Menu bar options can be found in Menu Bar Definitions.
A list of keyboard shortcuts can be found in Keyboard Shortcuts.
Each chapter details a distinct instrument and the chapters are in alphabetical order for easy look-up. If you want to see what instruments a trace template contains, see Trace Template Contents.
This reference assumes you have some experience with the Instruments app and just need information on a specific instrument. It does not describe how to use Instruments. For information on how to use Instruments see the Instruments User Guide.
See Xcode Overview when using Xcode in conjunction with Instruments.
See Instruments User Guide for information on how to use Instruments when testing your apps.