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What is dotMemory?

dotMemory is a memory profiling tool that allows you to analyze memory usage of any .NET-based application. This includes standalone applications (for example, written in C# or VB.NET), ASP.NET web applications, arbitrary .NET processes, and others.

How Does It Work?

dotMemory collects memory usage data of a running .NET process. The data is then presented to you in a number of views which provide different perspectives on objects in memory.

Why Do I Need It?

dotMemory allows you to answer a large number of questions related to the memory usage of your app:

  • Why is this object still in memory (what causes the memory leak)?
  • What takes so much memory?
  • How does garbage collection affect the performance of an application (e.g. high memory traffic)?
  • Are there any memory allocation/distribution patterns violated?

Nevertheless, emergency cases (when you already have memory issues) is not the only reason for memory profiling. dotMemory is a great tool for a daily base use as well. For example, run dotMemory after applying changes to the code or introducing a new algorithm. dotMemory will immediately show you how the things are going - is it getting better or worse. Making the usage of dotMemory one of your obligatory routines will help you to improve your code on-the-fly.

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