Finding Our Way around UI Automation

At first glance, UI Automation and Instruments together can be pretty overwhelming. In this section, we’re going to take a step back and examine what we’ve been using. Instruments is primarily a profiling tool built on the idea of running and recording a trace of activity in an application.

The window we’ve been working in is a trace document where all the activities over the course of the application run are traced. The key components of the trace-document window are broken down in the following figure.

Figure 7. Getting to know Instruments
  1. These buttons control the trace recording in Instruments. The red ...

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