What is StopWatchReporter Service?

In my quest to remake the entire Roblox menu and make it as functional as possible, I’ve found this service and I’m wondering what it’s for: StopWatchReporter | Roblox Creator Documentation

I’ve been searching on the forums, google, and the documentation site and haven’t found much of anything. My guess is that it has something to do with reporting players or dealing with analytics. Or, it could actually be a ‘stop watch’. :person_shrugging:

I haven’t seen code anywhere with this and it’s only able to be used in CoreGui by Roblox themselves.

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The StopWatchReporter service in Lua is a debugging tool that allows you to measure the performance of your code by tracking the time it takes to execute specific sections of your script. It is part of the Roblox Developer Hub, which is a collection of tools and resources designed to help developers create and publish games on the Roblox platform.

To use the StopWatchReporter service, you can wrap the code that you want to measure in calls to the Start() , Step() , and Stop() functions. For example:

local StopWatchReporter = game:GetService("StopWatchReporter")


-- Code to be measured goes here

StopWatchReporter:Step("Step 1")

-- More code to be measured goes here


The Start() function starts the timer, the Step() function records a step in the timer, and the Stop() function stops the timer and prints the results to the output. You can use the Step() function to track multiple steps within a single block of code and get a more detailed breakdown of its performance.

The StopWatchReporter service is useful for identifying and optimizing bottlenecks in your code, especially when working with large and complex projects.

I hope this helps!

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Would you happen to know an alternative to this service that I could use?

I’ve tried code, but it just errors with this:

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