//Cloud notes from my desk -Maheshk

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

WPF and IE Memory leak -tools & links

Worth mentioning –

1) WPF: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jgoldb/archive/2008/02/04/finding-memory-leaks-in-wpf-based-applications.aspx

2) Internet Explorer client side memory leak detector /tool -> IE Sieve – http://home.wanadoo.nl/jsrosman/

3) WPF progress bar memory leak-

<ProgressBar Name=”Progress” Width=”250″ Height=”15″ Minimum=”0″ Maximum=”1″ Margin=”10″ IsIndeterminate=”True”>



4) Tracking down managed memory leaks (how to find a GC leak) —> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2004/12/10/279612.aspx

5) What do the Task Manager memory columns mean? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-do-the-Task-Manager-memory-columns-mean


2013-10-24 Posted by | Memory, windbg | Leave a comment

Generating memory dump using DebugDiag 1.2 in steps

DebugDiag 1.2
1. On a computer demonstrating the problem, install DebugDiag 1.2 from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26798 and accept the default options for installation.
2. Select Start->Programs->Debug Diagnostics Tool 1.2->DebugDiag 1.2.
3. When DebugDiag starts, it should display a wizard to create a rule. If it does not show this, then click the Add Rule button on the Rules tab.
4. Select “Crash”.
5. Click Next and select “A specific process” and click Next.
6. Enter the process name of your application, ie “NotePad.exe” (or whatever the name is, without full path), in the Selected Process text box and click Next.
7. For “Unconfigured First Chance Exceptions”, set Action Type to “Log Stack Trace” with “Action Limit” to 0. Then click Next.
8. Please note the user dump path and click Next.
9. Select “Activate the rule now” and click Finish.
10. Open the Tools menu -> Preferences -> Select the “Enable raw debugger logs. Include debugger output and Engine messages”.
11. At this point, have the users run the application and try to reproduce the issue.
12. When the issue reproduces, it will generate a memory dump to the folder from step
8. Zip up the Logs folder (by default C:\Program Files\DebugDiag\Logs)
9. Analyse it.

2013-10-24 Posted by | .NET General, windbg | Leave a comment

DebugDiag 2.0 is out..

DebugDiag 2.0 comes now with the new analysis engine fully converted to .NET to allow for faster analysis rule development. New features > Collection and Analysis modules such as .NET 4.5 supportCLRMD integrationC# and XAML sample rules,Detailed 1st chance exception logging.

Download from here> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40336

Note: I personally used DD and felt really useful for quicker dump analysis instead windbg way of getting out.

2013-10-04 Posted by | Uncategorized, windbg | Leave a comment


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