Part I – Overview of the Improved UI
Part II – How to Find Your Way
Part III – Getting the Facts and Categories
Part IV – ClickOnce Installation Log
M3 Transaction Time Measurements
When the Smart Office log (debug mode) contains M3 (MForms) time measurements, a tool area will open up beneath the content area with an overview of where the time is spent for the selected time log entry. The purpose of the overview is to put the time values in context and give a better understanding where to look further for perceived performance issues. Note that the chart values don’t always add up exactly due to rounding errors and measurement precision.
Click on the category Timer under the M3 section to focus on the time measurements. Select the first log line and use the up-/down- arrow keyboard keys to scroll through the list and see how the values change in the overview chart.
Depicted here is the standalone version of the Log Viewer, where Smart Office client dependent functionality have been hidden, therefore a few buttons are missing.
In the Tools context menu (found on any log line) you have export options for the measured times. Selecting an export option extracts all measurements and formats them as comma separated values that can be copied into the Clipboard, exported to Microsoft Excel or opened in the Windows associated text viewer.
Exporting the measurements to Microsoft Excel makes it easy to generate a line chart over the measured times for selected function calls.
How do I turn on the M3 time measurement on the server side?
In the Smart Office client you control the time measurement by launching:
The Smart Office log level setting must also be set to Debug.