Well, I’m speaking about a commercial product again. This time it’s about ANTS Memory Profiler (by Red Gate software, the ones that made .Net reflector). This product will help you identify any .Net memory leak you could have.
The truth is, .Net never leaks but you can sometimes make stupid conception mistakes, like forgetting to remove references of some objects (that may contains heavy references themselves).
The tool allows you to take snapshots of your running application and compare different snapshots. You can see the difference of memory consumption by some objets or the difference of class instance count.
I’ve used it at work to solve a Sharepoint memory leak. And I finally discovered that the memory leak is really coming from the .Net Sharepoint object model. I’ll talk about this later. Sharepoint is amazing both ways.