Can I find a memory leak for a web service running in the Vistual Studio test environment?

I do not know how to debug a published web service and wonder how I might find a memory leak within the Visual Studio 2005 web service test environment?

The leak occures when my GPS Java applet cellphone reports its GPS location into the web service.  The more devices I have the faster the memory leaks.

Is it possible to get live data to feed a web service running in the test environment?

I'm a little at a loss and hope to hear some great ideas about hoew I can sking this cat.

thanks,
newbieweb
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I just looked at it myself and see I am getting an array of string back from the web service.  What must I do to dispose properly of this array?
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gregoryyoungCommented:
debugging memory problems is generally non-trivial ... have you used a tool like dotTrace http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/ or Ants from Red Gate to look at your memory allocations?
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gregoryyoungCommented:
you don't have to do anything to get rid of an array except stop referencing it ....

Cheers,

Greg
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JimBrandleyCommented:
Hi newbieweb! I'm not very experienced with web services, but since no one else responded, I'll do my best to help. Two questions:

1. Is this the service that inserts the database rows we were working on reading last week?

2. When you say it returns an array of strings, to what is it returning them? Is it the Java applet, or some additional .Net code?

Jim

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JimBrandleyCommented:
Sorry Greg - I left it open too long.

Jim
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DabasCommented:
Does your webservice have any calls to unmanaged code?
In that case you should make sure that any class calling unmanaged code implements IDisposable and disposes of the unmanaged references properly

Dabas
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