Working with the Stopwatch

Stopwatch

The stopwatch feature will help you determine the timing between two breakpoints. If you have set breakpoints in your code, the stopwatch gives you the cycle count and the number of milliseconds from one breakpoint to the other. Keep in mind that the count is not cumulative, it always starts from zero after halting at a breakpoint.

Use the Stopwatch

1

To open the Stopwatch go to Window ▸ Debugging ▸ Stopwatch.

2

Add two breakpoints to your code. The first where you'd like to start the stopwatch and the second where you'd like to stop it.

3

Click on the Properties icon on the left of the window and select the start and stop breakpoints you just created.

4

Debug Run the program again to get the stopwatch timing result.

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