These pages cover ANTS Memory Profiler 8. Help for older versions is also available.

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In ANTS Memory Profiler, you profile your application in a profiling session. During a profiling session, you can see the memory your application is using in real time. Take snapshots to identify which objects are using memory at particular moments, and investigate any significant changes.

To set up a profiling session, select the application you want to profile, and choose any settings you want to profile with. For example, if you're profiling a web application, you might want to choose an unused port to profile on.

The startup page

When you start ANTS Memory Profiler, the startup page is displayed. From here you can:

If you haven't run ANTS Memory Profiler before, the startup page shows you how to get started:

After your first profiling session, the startup page lists your most recent profiling sessions, and saved profiling results:

Running a profiling session with existing settings

Your most recent profiling session is displayed at the top of the startup page. To run a session with the same settings, click Start profiling .

The settings for earlier profiling sessions are also displayed. To run a session with the same settings as one of these previous sessions, click Start profiling .

To check or edit the settings of a previous session before running it, click Settings for this profiling session .

Running a new profiling session

To run a new profiling session, click New profiling session . On the next page, select the type of application you want to profile from the list on the left.

The profiling options for the selected application type are displayed on the right of the page. 

Choose the type of application you want to profile for more details:

You can't profile Windows Store applications with ANTS Memory Profiler.

You can also start a new profiling session from the Visual Studio add-in.

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