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shPerformance (mem/fps/ms)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: r4.1
by: shUI [More]
shPerformance
An extremely light-weight and beautiful data broker addon that monitors system information and works right out of the box!

NOTE: I have added an optional patch to add shMem as a completely separate addon/module. If you want your memory to be shown in your databroker display, install the optional file labeled "shMem". If not, just use the updated shPerformance to show fps and latency with a detailed tooltip displaying memory

Why use this addon instead of some of the other famous system monitors? Simple: elegance, ease of use, and efficiency. Other addons similar to shPerformance are extremely "busy" and highly inefficient when it comes to coding.

IMPORTANT: You must have a data broker display addon in order to enable this addon. I recommend Docking Station or you can find a list of other LDB display addons here. Changing the fonts of the tooltips is handled via a tooltip addon. I highly recommend using TipTac.

This addon displays and has the following options:

  • Frames per second (fps)
  • Latency (ms) (both HOME/local and WORLD ms)
  • Addon memory usage (mb or kb)
  • Option that allows sorting in two different ways: alphabetically or by descending memory usage
  • Option to change update period (seconds) and/or memory threshold (kb)
  • Option to change color gradient variable (for higher usage systems) and number of max addons displayed
I was completely baffled when I saw some coding of other author's data broker addons that displayed this information. My goals in creating this addon are:
  • Make the code as efficient as possible and to maintain < 30kb of memory usage
  • Be visually appealing and easy to read
  • Be updated in real time via the tooltip AND data broker text
  • Display relevant data that is important (NO FLUFF or Techno Babble)
  • Allow user to decide on sorting methods, memory threshold, and updating time
**For more technical information, details, and how to change settings please see LUA file within addon folder labeled shPerformance.lua or shMem.lua

Disclaimer: I want to thank Tekkub for his fantastic addon: picoFPS for inspiration and some code ideas, kudos!

Bug Reports and/or Requests:
All bug reports, requests (with this addon or another), errors, suggestions, and problems will be handled via the forum-comments page.

If you liked this mod, please check out my other addons:
shClock: Data Broker simple clock
shNameplates: Lightweight, simple, and sexy nameplates

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r4.1
- TOC Bump
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r4.0
- ToC bump: got it right this time and set to 50001
- Optimized code with a few new tricks!
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r3.0
- ToC bump -> 5.0
- Should be working fine for MoP
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r2.6b
- ToC bump -> 4.3
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r2.6a
- ToC bump
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r2.6
- TOC update to 4.1
- Minor improvement in OnUpdate function
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r2.5
- More optimizations to code, specifically removed the redundant IsAddOnLoaded() function call
- ADDED: Local/Home ms to latency tooltip
- Changed how the latency LDB text was display to show XXms/XX(w) ms instead of the stupid hyphen
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r2.4
- Big code clean up and localized a lot of code
- You gotta ask yourself in LUA, are you local ;) -> Thanks Treeston
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r2.3
- Changed the latency db text to make it look better and clearly decipher between world and local ms
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r2.2
- Cleaned up some code and reduced the coloring of unimportant tooltip items
- ADDED: latency for both HOME and WORLD server ms to show in real time on databroker
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r2.1
- Cleaned up unused functions
- REMOVED formatMem2 function and integrated it into formatMem
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r2.0
- Cleaned up coding and added shMem LDB as a separate module
- ADDED code to see if shMem is loaded and if it is loaded, to only show memory detailed tooltip over shMem LDB instead of shPerformance LDB (MUST have both addons installed - as separate addon folders)
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r1.1
- Small update to ToC file and removed the ##Version attribute
- Fixed up some function names so I can work on big update...
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r1 - new updating system (newer than v8.1)
- REMOVED the shMem data broker completely (again, sigh I know). But it will run better this way with a lot less lag. If you really want to see your memory usage, just hover over and see the tooltip.
- ADDED line at bottom of tooltip to show how many addons are "hidden" (not above the memory threshold) and what the total amount of memory used for those addons.
- Optimized some more code
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v8.1
- ADDED the shMem broker back
- After lots of hours trying to find a work around for the jittering/fps decrease, I have figured out a way to decrease it by a lot. NOTE: for having an addon like this calls the UpdateAddOnMemoryUsage() function a lot, it's natural to have some cpu/memory usage. I minimized that by making the broker update slower than if you were hovered over it.
- Optimized lots of code with major rewrites
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v8.0
- MAJOR update: overhauled OnUpdate methods for LDB's (this was causing too many performance issues and jittering on lots of computers)
- REMOVED memory LDB and added all pertaining information to ONLY display on FPS broker
- Optimized some more code to fit the changes
- REMOVED "wantOnClickUpdating", thought the addon was getting too "busy" with too many options. Now the tooltip will ALWAYS update in real time and onclick. However, OnUpdate now doesn't call the UpdateAddOnMemoryUsage() and iterates over a table (saving a lot of CPU cycles). This will only happen by hovering over the LDB
- REMOVED option to show TOTAL UI memory in LDB (see above)
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v6.9
- Fixed minor error when using the coloring option and cleaned up initial addon table
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v6.8
- Fixed color scheme to show coloring of addon names based on the ToC file or can use the coloring option
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v6.7
- Optimized some small snippets of code
- Returned to wantonclickupdating = false default so the tooltip updates in real time (per popular demand)
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v6.5
- Updated ToC for 4.0.1
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v6.3
- Fixed bug that was not allowing the fps and latency databroker objects to update correctly
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v6.2
- Minor update: reset a bunch of defaults to take less memory and fix the jittering that some people are having (just a temporary fix)
- Fixed some code to allow the broker object to keep updating every 2 seconds and not based on the UPDATEPERIOD variable
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v6.1
- Removed second set of icons (no one wanted them)
- Updated code and added IsAddOnLoaded() function call to clean up and optimize
- Updated ToC file
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v6.0
- Updated tooltip to make it display shPerformance addon memory usage by itself at the bottom!
- ADDED fps and latency display on tooltip itself for users who don't want to turn on the other databroker objects
- ADDED option to turn off coloring of the addon names (but the memory usage stays the same)
- Updated some function calls and minor cleanup of code
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v5.1
- Updated TOC file
- Added another set of icons that can be changed via lua file (check for easy instructions)
- Fixed some small issues with formatting
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v5.0
- Updated TOC a bit
- Due to popular demand, the default sorting method is back to alpha order
- Fixed the formatter to change 1000kb to 1.0mb (instead of < 1024)
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v4.9
- Updated TOC finally
- Changed some redundant local variable calls and tried to clean up some code
- Changed default update time to every 1 second instead of 2 seconds
- Changed memory threshold back up to 60kb
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v4.8
- Changed default values for better optimization
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v4.7
- Made some more locals..optimized
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v4.6
- Further optimized coding and got rid of some unnecessary global calls
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v4.5
- Cosmetic changes and visual optimization
- Default, out of the box, changes to match user's needs
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v4.4
- Updated garbage collecting methods and optimized function calls
- Added a more appealing garbage collecting display at the bottom of tooltip
- Added error handling if LibStub is not installed
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v4.3
- Fixed information of options in lua file to make a bit more sense
- Added color gradient and max addon displaye options (CHECK LUA FILE)
- Added "Garbage churn" display similar to picoFPS' option at bottom of tooltip
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v4.2
- Removed garbage collection when OnLeave event is triggered
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v4.0
- Added garbage collection amount into chatframe when databroker clicked
- Cosmetic and visual changes to make it a bit easier to read
- COMPLETELY revamped several functions and optimized even further than before, should see a big change in overall efficiency.
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v3.2
- Added some color changes to mem list
- Optimized onclick function to call onenter function, reduces mem usage by 25%
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v3.1
- Added TOTAL UI memory usage line in shMem tooltip
- Cosmetic coloring of items
- Optimized "OnEnter" and "OnClick": external function calls
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v2.3
- Fixed default settings to emulate what most people have.
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v2.1
- Cosmetic changes and optimized search function
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v2.0
- Added boolean statement in config section of shPerformance.lua: IF YOU WANT to disable automatic updating of tooltip (and possible frame 'stuttering' just set this boolean value to "true"
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v1.2
- Changed UPDATEPERIOD from 0.5 seconds to 2 seconds to improve performance on some machines
NOTE: this can always be changed manually by changing the UPDATEPERIOD variable at top of LUA file
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v1.1
- Added icons for each separate broker
- Fixed ToC file up a bit
- New screenshots
- Fixed some wording to make it consistent with rest of tootips
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Old 11-26-11, 10:21 PM  
shUI
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Originally Posted by lnelsestuen
Was using shPerformance from Curse (Client) until tonight. Recently updated from WoWInterface, added shMem (after reading comments on why mem usage wasn't there anymore), and suddenly latency is on a 30 sec interval.
I changed both shPerformance and shMem LUA files to be 2 sec interval.
Has this been the normal interval for latency, or is something going screwy?
30 second intervals are actually now set by Blizzard. Nothing I can do, it calls the function to get them at your set time, but it's only updated from Blizzard at 30 seconds.
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Old 11-26-11, 01:02 AM  
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Was using shPerformance from Curse (Client) until tonight. Recently updated from WoWInterface, added shMem (after reading comments on why mem usage wasn't there anymore), and suddenly latency is on a 30 sec interval.
I changed both shPerformance and shMem LUA files to be 2 sec interval.
Has this been the normal interval for latency, or is something going screwy?
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Old 08-12-11, 07:33 AM  
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Would there be a way to load only the latency part of the addon and not the fps one? If I disable displaying it in the databroker, it was still loaded, right?
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Old 07-01-11, 01:25 PM  
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is ther a way to see fps and latency in the same place, like the first versions of addon was?
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Old 05-11-11, 07:43 AM  
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I have AlphaSorting set as False in the shPerformance.lua file and that had been working fine, showing addons by usage but I've noticed today that it's now showing addons in alphabetical order. As a test I changed AlphaSorting to True and that shows addons in alphabetical order, as it should. Changed AlphaSorting back to False but it's still showing addons in alphabetical order!

Not sure when this started happening as I've not played WoW for a couple of days but I'm sure it was working correctly the last time I played. I'm using the latest version (r2.6) and have been using that version since 29th April.

EDIT: *sigh* This can be ignored, for some reason I forgot to change AlphaSorting to False in shMem! No idea why I forgot as I downloaded both shPerformance r2.6 and shMem r1.1 on the 29th April, but I've now corrected my error and all's working as expected now!
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Old 04-29-11, 02:13 PM  
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Originally posted by shUI
Should be good to go for 4.1 guys. Thanks for being fans! Also, let me know if you encounter any errors!
many thanks for Support


@ Kelem

because I prefer to use the latest tools and not use old versions
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Old 04-29-11, 01:29 PM  
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It's all personal preference imho. I personally don't want to search through the numbers to see how much a specific addon is using, I can just search for addon name...but at the same time, some people look to see what addons are using what in a numeric order. It's easy to change in the file
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Old 04-29-11, 10:07 AM  
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alpha sorting?

why is alpha sorting the default? seems like usage sorting is more usefull?
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Old 04-29-11, 07:31 AM  
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Originally posted by N3misis
You have already a update for 4.1 ?? this Version is as "old" in the Addon Menü
why does it matter if it's listed as out of date? if it still works, it doesn't matter at all
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Old 04-28-11, 09:43 PM  
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Should be good to go for 4.1 guys. Thanks for being fans! Also, let me know if you encounter any errors!
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Old 04-27-11, 01:40 PM  
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You have already a update for 4.1 ?? this Version is as "old" in the Addon Menü
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Old 04-26-11, 06:23 PM  
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Originally posted by Maxen
This seems to be broken in 4.1
Will be working on a fix tonight as well.
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Old 04-26-11, 06:17 PM  
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This seems to be broken in 4.1
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Old 03-16-11, 03:42 PM  
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Originally posted by Koreos
This is pretty odd. When I updated the addon, it stopped showing the addon memory on my bars, and Bazooka doesn't even list it. However the FPS and Latancy ones seem to work.
Please see change logs from the past major release
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Old 03-16-11, 08:23 AM  
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This is pretty odd. When I updated the addon, it stopped showing the addon memory on my bars, and Bazooka doesn't even list it. However the FPS and Latancy ones seem to work.
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