User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

Window: Open Trace Capture

To access this dialog box:
in the Intel® GPA context menu, select
Graphics Trace Analyzer
Use the
Open Trace Capture
window to select and open your trace file. If you opted to enable context menu entries during installation, you can also open trace files using the Windows context menu.
Trace Capture Thumbnails pane
Select the trace capture you want to debug. By default, this field lists all trace captures located in your Intel® GPA home directory
. You can sort the trace captures by name or date with the
button or
button, respectively. If there are no trace captures on your system, these toggle buttons are hidden.
If you opted to enable context menu entries during installation, you can also open trace files using the Windows context menu.
The currently selected trace capture is highlighted with blue borders and appears in the trace preview pane.
Trace file thumbnails are marked with the   icon. If the captured trace data are invalid, the thumbnail is marked with the icon.
To delete captured traces, hover the mouse pointer over a trace thumbnail and click the
button in the top right-hand corner of the thumbnail. Confirm your choice by clicking
on the thumbnail.
Preview pane
Preview the selected trace captures. This field shows the buffer image and the following trace capture properties:
  • filename
  • API used
  • screen resolution
  • name of the device on which the trace was captured
  • GPU details
To rename the selected trace capture, you can click its filename and enter a new value.
, to open the selected trace in the Platform View.
Message pane
View the Intel® GPA messages or notifications.
Type filter expression field
Filter the displayed trace capture files by typing in a part of the trace filename.
Run Graphics Monitor button
Click to capture new traces with Graphics Monitor.
Add Capture Files Location
Click to open additional folder with capture files. Capture files from the opened folder are listed under the
folder files. To change the
folder, change the
Capture Files Location
in the
Graphics Monitor
Open button
Open the currently selected trace capture to start profiling.
Show in Folder button
Open the storage directory of the selected trace.
Settings button
anage Graphics Trace Analyzer settings:
  • Enable/disable checking for the newest available version of Graphics Trace Analyzer.
    During this check, Graphics Trace Analyzer collects information about your host system. No personally identifiable information is collected.
    If a newer version of the product is available, the Settings button receives the marker. To download the update, click the Settings button and select the available version from the context menu.
  • Change the color scheme of the Graphics Trace Analyzer interface:
    • Light color scheme (default)
    • Dark color scheme
  • Change the size of the Graphics Trace Analyzer screen and the screen elements:
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large (default)
Open Intel® GPA online documentation.
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