Capability to explore actor instances
The Service Fabric Explorer shows you what services & actor types are deployed on the cluster but when developing Actors it is sometimes hard to determine if there are instances for a specific Actor or how many are currently running.
In some scenarios it would be nice to explore the cluster and see all the instances that are present or even have a look at their state.
This would allow me to see if I successfully instantiated an instance of an Actor instead of building functionality in my system for this and check with the ActorProxy.
Or am I missing something?
Good idea (Y)
Having this same capability from a programmatic standpoint would also be very helpful. For example, if every one of my business widgets is represented by a stateful actor, how do I get a count of how many widgets I have? How do I do a "select" over my stateful actors?
Colpaert Glenn commented
+3 would be great to be able to see the actor instances