Profile Standalone Application
To profile a standalone application
Run dotMemory as a standalone application. The dotMemory Home window will open.
Add a run configuration – the configuration that tells dotMemory how to run the profiled application:
Under Choose what you want to profile, New Process Run, click Add run configuration.
In the New Run Configuration wizard, first choose Standalone application and click Next.
Specify application options:
Path to the application executable.
Command-line Arguments for the executable (if required).
A full path to the application Working directory (by default, it's the same directory where the executable is located).
Set environment variables lets you run the profiled application with specific environment variables. Each variable must be specified on a new line.
Make sure the created run configuration is selected in the New Process Run list.
Under Choose how you want to profile it, specify profiling options:
Collect allocation data: choose between Sampled (approximate data on object size) and Full (accurate data on object count and size). Learn more about data collection
If required, specify other profiling options.
Click Start. This will start the profiling session.
Go through a particular workflow in your application (if you want to check it on potential memory issues) or reproduce a particular memory issue. Collect memory snapshots using the Get Snapshot button. Learn more about how to control the profiling session
After you collect the data, either close the profiled application or detach the profiler using the Detach button.