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Memory leak ... out of memory

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After running my written program some hours , the memory seems to get full and the Pc starts writing to the HD for virtual memory... till also this get full. What technique can be used to detect the cause/bug ? The VB-program uses some mdb-files...
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Try to regulate what the end user will be able to view/edit/print to a point that it doesn't take up all of the memory you are talking about.
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You can use the Task Manager to help track memory leaks. Open the TaskManager, and click on the Processes tab.
Now start your program. Several new processes may start, and you can see how much memory is being used. Look for one that keeps increasing, and try to relate it to a process in your program. Then selectively eliminate processes until you find the leaky one.
I had a similar problem, using a third-party dll. The dll was leaking memory, and I used the above process to find it out. The third-party supplier found and fixed the bug after I demonstrated how to make it occur.
Good Luck!
-kf
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