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CommentMarkProfile

The CommentMarkProfile function inserts a numeric marker and a text string in the .vsp file. For the mark and comment to be inserted, profiling for the thread that contains the CommentMarkProfile function must be ON.

PROFILE_COMMAND_STATUS PROFILERAPI CommentMarkProfile(
                                   long lMarker, 
                                   LPCTSTR szComment);

lMarker

Numeric marker to insert. The marker must greater than or equal to 0 (zero).

szComment

Pointer to the text string to insert. The string must be less than 256 characters including the NULL terminator.

The function indicates success or failure by using PROFILE_COMMAND_STATUS enumeration. The return value can be one of the following:

Enumerator

Description

MARK_ERROR_MARKER_RESERVED

The parameter is less than or equal to 0. These values are reserved. The mark and comment are not recorded.

MARK_ERROR_MODE_NEVER

The profiling mode was set to NEVER when the function was called. The mark and comment are not recorded.

MARK_ERROR_MODE_OFF

The profiling mode was set to OFF when the function was called. The mark and comment are not recorded.

MARK_ERROR_NO_SUPPORT

No mark support in this context. The mark and comment are not recorded.

MARK_ERROR_OUTOFMEMORY

Memory was not available to record the event. The mark and comment are not recorded.

MARK_TEXTTOOLONG

The string exceeds the maximum of 256 characters. The comment string is truncated and the mark and comment are recorded.

MARK_OK

MARK_OK is returned to indicate success.

The profiling state for the thread that contains the mark profile function must be on when marks and comments inserted with the VSInstr Mark command or with functions (CommentMarkAtProfile, CommentMarkProfile, or MarkProfile).

Profile marks are global in scope. For example, a profile mark inserted in one thread can be used to mark the start or end of a data segment in any thread in the .vsp file.

Important noteImportant

CommentMarkProfile method can only be used with instrumentation.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Profiler.dll

Header

Include VSPerf.h

Library

Use VSPerf.lib

Unicode

Implemented as CommentMarkProfileW (Unicode) and CommentMarkProfileA (ANSI).

The following code illustrates the CommentMarkProfile function call. The example assumes the use of Win32 string macros and Unicode compiler settings to determine whether the code calls the ANSI function call.

void ExerciseCommentMarkProfile()
{
    // Declare and initalize variables to pass to 
    // CommentMarkProfile.  The values of these 
    // parameters are assigned based on the needs 
    // of the code; and for the sake of simplicity
    // in this example, the variables are assigned
    // arbitrary values.
    long markId = 01;
    TCHAR * markText = TEXT("Exercising CommentMarkProfile...");

    // Variables used to print output.
    HRESULT hResult;
    TCHAR tchBuffer[256];

    // Declare MarkOperationResult Enumerator.  
    // Holds return value from call to CommentMarkProfile.
    PROFILE_COMMAND_STATUS markResult;

    markResult = CommentMarkProfile(
        markId,
        markText);

    // Format and print result.
    LPCTSTR pszFormat = TEXT("%s %d.\0");
    TCHAR* pszTxt = TEXT("CommentMarkProfile returned");
    hResult = StringCchPrintf(tchBuffer, 256, pszFormat, 
        pszTxt, markResult);

#ifdef DEBUG
    OutputDebugString(tchBuffer);
#endif
}

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