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I am looking for .NET memory profilers

  • running on Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • can be commercial software
  • must provide "per developer" license (not machine specific)
  • must be able to run without Visual Studio (standalone profiler)
  • support for .NET 2.0 and higher
  • price < 600 €
  • demo version available

Optional:

  • provide a Visual Studio plugin

I already have JetBrains Resharper Ultimate and I'd like to compare it against other tools regarding performance impact and analysis speed.

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Something a little bit out of the box is to consider installing Mono and use its Profiler & Heapshot.

  • Standalone Profiler No
  • running on Windows 7 SP1 or higher Yes - Cross Platform
  • Can be commercial software Various licencing options are available
  • must provide "per developer" license (not machine specific)
  • must be able to run without Visual Studio (standalone profiler) - Yes & Nearly
  • support for .NET 2.0 and higher - Mono has its own equivalent but since the recent open sourcing of .NET integration efforts are underway to integrate the codebases
  • price < 600 € 0.00 < 600 Price starts at Free but a commercial licence is available where required.
  • demo version available Just use the free version.
  • provide a Visual Studio plugin No Mono provides a VS replacement Mono Develop IDE

If it isn't already you would need to make your code Mono compatible probably by using the Mono Develop IDE (also free) but it is relatively simple to maintain a single codebase. This would have the side effect of making your C# applications Linux and Mac OS X compatible which is usually a very good thing.

Heapshot Screenshot

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Mono Develop Screenshot

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Disclaimer - I have no affiliation with the Mono Project or their sponsors Xamarin.

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Redgate ANTS Performance & Memory profilers are way above and beyond the competition. They provide a quick and usefull data from your app. It is not cheap, but you can get a trial version.

Some editions of VS have built-in profilers, but they are notably less convenient and can barely work on large apps.

  • Thanks for the information. On this site (in contrast to other SE sites), answers should specifically mention how the requirements are met, e.g. by posting a serious link to the vendor and citing some sentences to proof the validity of the answer. – Thomas Weller Oct 1 '15 at 18:38

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