Wednesday, June 20, 2012

dotTrace Memory profiler keeps connecting.

To investigate a memory leak in one of my applications, I'm trying to use  JetBrains dotTRACE Memory profiler. I specified the url of my web application and started a profiling session.

But all I got was the following screen:

dotTraceProfiling

But no luck… instead dotTrace keeps showing ‘Connecting’ but the Mark Memory and Dump Memory buttons never become enabled.

I had no idea why this didn’t work. In the end I noticed that dotTrace Memory 3.5 has a x64 and x32 version. And I had installed the 32bit version on my 64bit machine. After removing the 32bit version and installing the 64bit version instead, the "Connecting" got away and I finally was able to trace my application.

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