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I am writing a C# application, and can see the memory usage increasing as the running time of the application increases.

Are there any tools or techniques I could monitor my application's memory use, identify memory leaks and generally improve my application's memory use?

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The following resources may help you

For Tool

  • .NET Memory Profiler As good as monitoring the memory is by itself, you're probably thinking of memory profiling to identify leaks or stale objects.
  • .NET Memory Profiling This tool helped me to solve many different issues related to memory management in C# .Net application I have to work with.
  • Tool Mentor This tool describes how to use Rational Purify to profile and improve memory usage in a managed code application. This tool mentor is applicable for use with systems running the Microsoft .NET Framework on Microsoft Windows.
  • VMMap It is a clever tool that gives you a picture of what is taking up the memory in a running process.

  • ANTS Memory Profiler This tool finds memory leaks and optimize memory usage in your .NET application.

For Concepts &Techniques

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I have used and been happy with redgate products. They provide the ANTS Memory profiler – Ben Nov 3 '12 at 10:44
    
@Ben, Yes. Another good one. I have added this at answer. – Md. Mahbubur R. Aaman Nov 3 '12 at 10:49
    
Jetbrains (makers of resharper) dotTrace too – razethestray Jan 26 at 17:34

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