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NAME

       et_viewer - Displays a sequence chart for trace events (messages/actions)

DESCRIPTION

EXPORTS

       file(FileName) -> {ok, ViewerPid} | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 FileName() = string()
                 ViewerPid = pid()
                 Reason = term()

              Start  a  new  event  viewer and a corresponding collector and load them with trace
              events from a trace file.

       start() -> ok

              Simplified start of a sequence chart viewer with global tracing activated.

              Convenient to be used from the command line (erl -s et_viewer).

       start(Options) -> ok

              Start of a sequence chart viewer without linking to the parent process.

       start_link(Options) -> {ok, ViewerPid} | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 Options = [option() | collector_option()]
                 option() = {parent_pid,  extended_pid()}  |  {title,  term()}  |  {detail_level,
                 detail_level()}  |  {is_suspended,  boolean()}  |  {scale,  integer()} | {width,
                 integer()}  |  {height,   integer()}   |   {collector_pid,   extended_pid()}   |
                 {event_order,   event_order()}   |   {active_filter,   atom()}   |  {max_actors,
                 extended_integer()}   |    {trace_pattern,    et_collector_trace_pattern()}    |
                 {trace_port,         et_collector_trace_port()}         |         {trace_global,
                 et_collector_trace_global()}  |  {trace_client,  et_collector_trace_client()}  |
                 {dict_insert,   {filter,  filter_name()},  event_filter_fun()}  |  {dict_insert,
                 et_collector_dict_key(),  et_collector_dict_val()}  |   {dict_delete,   {filter,
                 filter_name()}}  | {dict_delete, et_collector_dict_key()} | {actors, actors()} |
                 {first_event,  first_key()}  |  {hide_unknown,   boolean()}   |   {hide_actions,
                 boolean()} | {display_mode, display_mode()}
                 extended_pid() = pid() | undefined
                 detail_level() = min | max | integer(X) when X >=0, X =< 100
                 event_order() = trace_ts | event_ts
                 extended_integer() = integer() | infinity
                 display_mode() = all | {search_actors, direction(), first_key(), actors()}
                 direction() = forward | reverse
                 first_key() = event_key()
                 actors() = [term()]

                 filter_name() = atom()
                 filter_fun() = fun(Event) -> false | true | {true, NewEvent}
                 Event = NewEvent = record(event)
                 ViewerPid = pid()
                 Reason = term()

              Start a sequence chart viewer for trace events (messages/actions)

              A  filter_fun()  takes  an event record as sole argument and returns false | true |
              {true, NewEvent}.

              If the collector_pid is undefined a new  et_collector  will  be  started  with  the
              following parameter settings: parent_pid, event_order, trace_global, trace_pattern,
              trace_port, trace_max_queue, trace_client, dict_insert  and  dict_delete.  The  new
              et_viewer will register itself as an et_collector subscriber.

              Default values:

                * parent_pid - self().

                * title - "et_viewer".

                * detail_level - max.

                * is_suspended - false.

                * scale - 2.

                * width - 800.

                * height - 600.

                * collector_pid - undefined.

                * event_order - trace_ts.

                * active_filter - collector.

                * max_actors - 5.

                * actors - ["UNKNOWN"].

                * first_event - first.

                * hide_unknown - false.

                * hide_actions - false.

                * display_mode - all.

       get_collector_pid(ViewerPid) -> CollectorPid

              Types:

                 ViewerPid = pid()
                 CollectorPid = pid()

              Returns the identifier of the collector process.

       stop(ViewerPid) -> ok

              Types:

                 ViewerPid = pid()

              Stops a viewer process.