dotMemory 2021.2 Help

Profile Windows Service

To profile a .NET Windows service

  1. Run dotMemory as a standalone application. The dotMemory Home window will open.

  2. 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 Add run configuration.

    • In the New Run Configuration wizard, choose Windows Service and click Next.

    • Specify service options:

      • Service: a name of the service you are going to profile. dotMemory scans the installed services automatically.

      • Arguments: optional arguments passed to the service.

      • Start dependent services: select this checkbox if the service requires other services to be started.

      • Set environment variables: lets you run the profiled application with specific environment variables. Each variable must be specified on a new line.

    • Click Save.

  3. Make sure the created run configuration is selected in the New Process Run list.

  4. If you want dotMemory to start collecting the stack trace allocation data * right after you start the session, under Run profiling, select Collect memory allocation and traffic data from start.

  5. Click Start. This will start the profiling session.

  6. 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

  7. After you collect the data, either close the profiled application or detach the profiler using the Detach button.

  8. Analyze the collected snapshots.

Last modified: 08 March 2021