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Writing Tests to Catch Memory Leaks in .NET

11.13.2008 · Posted in Articles by

Although Microsoft will claim that it is "not possible to have a memory leak in managed code", most seasoned .NET developers will laugh at that statement. It turns out that it is very easy to leak memory — just keep a referencing object around longer than the referenced object, and you can leak.

Here is a way to write tests to catch leaks.


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