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Exporting to HTML or XML


Exporting sessions allows you to use external tools to analyse or view session data for whatever reasons you might need.


You can export to HTML or XML format:


menu File menu instructionStep Export Session... instructionStep Choose HTML Report or XML Report instructionStep shows the Export Session dialog below



Exporting is not saving


You can't import session data.


Use save and load if you want to save session data for loading back into Memory Validator at a later date.



The Export Session dialog


The Export Session dialog looks very similar to the Save Session dialog, except there are more options enabled.





Memory or Objects


Choose to export object data or memory data:


Objects Report instructionStep will export a set of data corresponding to the Objects tab view

Memory Report instructionStep will export memory allocations, types, callstacks etc


An Objects Report will disable all the other options apart from the File settings.


If exporting a memory report, choose the options in the Scope, Type and Extra Information sections:



Scope section


Allocated Memory instructionStep all memory and resource allocations not deallocated and information about damaged memory


Reallocated Memory instructionStep all allocations that have been reallocated


Free Memory instructionStep all allocations that have been deallocated


Only Export Leaked Data instructionStep check to export memory known to have leaked


Useful if using in-place leak detection during a session and want to export data before the session completes.


Type section


Choose what type of data you want to include


Memory instructionStep memory allocations, reallocations and deallocations


Handle instructionStep resource allocations and deallocations


Errors instructionStep error conditions such as damaged memory, incorrect deallocation, uninitialized memory


Trace instructionStep TRACE() and OutputDebugString() messages


For each type of data


Include Stack Trace instructionStep includes the allocation stack trace information in the export


Filter instructionStep filters the exported data according to the global and the session filters


Leaving the export unfiltered (the default) will export all related data


Extra Information section


Detailed Report instructionStep adds Thread ID and timestamp information to the report


Show Source Code instructionStep if choosing a detailed report, includes the source code fragments displayed with each callstack


Colour Coded Report instructionStep for HTML reports, exports a coloured HTML table layout


The colour scheme is not configurable.


If you want a custom style, export a detailed XML report and process that to generate the HTML report.



File section


File options are relevant whether exporting an Objects Report or a Memory Report.


File instructionStep type the filename or Browse to a location


Format instructionStep set whether exporting HTML or XML


Defaults to the menu option selected, but included here to more easily export one format and then the other.


Encoding instructionStep set whether UTF-16 LE, UTF-8 or ASCII encoding. By default the exported file is saved in the Windows Unicode format UTF-16 little endian. You can also save in UTF-8 and ASCII. ASCII has no byte order mark at the start of the file.


OK instructionStep exports the session data


Check the overwrite existing file option if you want to be warned about overwrites.