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Leaks - Some tips towards prevention

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Submitted on: 2/14/2015 1:14:00 PM
By: LaVolpe (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 21 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     A mini-tutorial highlighting some things you may want to look out for when coding. Also included is a somewhat simplified approach to preventing, detecting and locating memory leaks. Updated... expanded/clarified a few points.

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				This is not a full-blown tutorial, rather a step-by-step approach using my time-tested procedures. Take it for what it is meant to be: just a bit of advice. I am not trying to preach any specific coding standards or habits, rather making suggestions on what could make your life somewhat easier when it comes to leaky code. What I describe works extremely well for me & it might for some of you too.
The above being said, the approach described in the attached does not use 3rd party tools and does not use advanced memory dumps and other similar resources. If you have access to professional tools, by all means use them, if you don't, then this might be of some help.
Note any comments/feedback below left by others from their experiences, maybe those apply too.

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Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. Afterdownloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.Virus note:All files are scanned once-a-day by Planet Source Code for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them. For your own safety, please:
  1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
  2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.
  3. Scan the source code with Minnow's Project Scanner

If you don't have a virus scanner, you can get one at many places on the net including:McAfee.com


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