User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

ID 766319
Date 12/16/2022

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Toolbar: Intel VTune Profiler

Here are the Intel® VTune™ Profiler toolbar buttons that enable you to control the analysis run:

Use This Button

To Do This

Project Navigator (standalone client only)

Open the Project Navigator to manage the VTune Profiler projects and analysis results.

(standalone)/ (Visual Studio*) Configure Analysis

Open the Configure Analysis window to select, configure, and run analysis.

New Project (standalone client only)

Open the Create a Project dialog box to create and configure a project.

Import Result (standalone client only)

Open the Import window and specify result or raw data collection file(s) to import into the current project. VTune Profiler creates a result with the imported data and locates it in the current project.

Compare Results

Open the Compare Results window and choose the results to compare.

Open Result

Navigate to a VTune Profiler data collection result (*.vtune file) and open it in the graphical interface.


Set options to collect, display, and save profiling data. View privacy information about collected data.


Open the Help menu providing access to the following documentation formats:

  • Help

  • Get Started that opens a start page with a list of documentation resources and product overview.

  • Developer Forum

  • Video and Articles that leads you to the product web page with How-to videos and technical articles.

  • Intel Processor Event Reference


VTune Profiler toolbar icons look slightly different in different versions of the Microsoft Visual Studio* IDE. The Compare Results button is not available from the toolbar in the Microsoft Visual Studio* IDE.

VTune Profiler also provides a lightweight integration to the Eclipse* development environment, adding the following buttons in the Eclipse GUI:

Use This Button

To Do This

Run Intel VTune Profiler

Open the VTune Profiler standalone graphical interface and configure and run a performance analysis for your application.

Open Intel VTune Profiler Help

Open the VTune Profiler Get Started page providing access to the product documentation resources.

When you view results, VTune Profiler provides an additional toolbar for the Bottom-up and Top-down Tree windows:

Use This Button

To Do This

View Stacks as a Chain/ View Stacks as a Tree

Change the stack layout for the Call Stack grouping level.

Find (CTRL+F)

Search for data in the Bottom-up, Top-down Tree, Source, or Assembly panes.

Customize Grouping

Create a custom grouping for the current viewpoint using the Custom Grouping dialog box.