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Memory used by My app

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I can get the total memory or free memory using APIs.

I need some API to get the memory used by MY APPLICATION.

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Question by:shahidi
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As Visual Basic dynamically uses / frees memory as it runs.. getting just the MY APPLICATION memory requirements is NOT going to be easy. The best you can do is take a Free Memory reading in an empty machine before loading your program, and then do a Free Memory API in your program after loading everything you possibly have in it.

Additionally please note.. that some of the underlying DLL's that VB uses are shared between multiple instances of running VB applications. If you Load MY APPLICATION once.. take a memory reading.. and then Load it a second time.. the memory usage readings in the second instance will be less as it is sharing resources that were loaded by the first instance of MY APPLICATION.

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by:shahidi
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OK can i get the memory used by one process...
Thanks
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Do a free memory API before "SHELL"ing to it from a VB program and then start a timer that periodically monitors free memory recording the Maximum differences. Assuming Windows does not launch too many behind the scenes system tasks while you are doing this.. you can get an idea of how much memory is consumed.

Note: If you take a memory reading before launching your VB memory monitor, and then compare it to the VB memory reading you got before "SHELL"ing, you can get an idea of what size the base VB load modules are consuming.
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