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An application has GDI Leaks, which I detected with NirSoft GDIView. Now that I know there is a GDI Handle leak, I need a more professional tool with the following properties:

  • works on Windows 7 and higher
  • has 32 and 64 bit support
  • records GDI handle leaks with call stack
  • costs less than 500 €
  • has prices available on the website, not on request
  • has a GUI to start tracking, stop tracking and selecting the target application

I used to know BoundsChecker, but that is outdated and seems to be integrated into Micro Focus DevPartner for which the price is on request.

I have tried:

  • GDIDebug (SourceForge), but it was last updated in 2005 and either it does not work any more (perhaps due to 64 bit) or I'm just too stupid to use it.
  • LeakMon (CodeProject), but after the link to Google drive, it tells me that I'm not allowed to download infected files.
  • Rohitab API Monitor, which I used with a list of methods. This basically works, but it does not associate the creation and the deletion of GDI objects with each other, so I can't ditinguish between a leak from a non-leak
  • Bear would be great, but it has a constant usage of 1 logical processor on my machine (Windows 10 x64). Its reaction time is too slow. It needs almost a second to display a context menu or similar.
  • If your application is open source and in C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript Ruby or Python then scan.coverity.com may well be able to spot the source of the problem from static analysis. – Steve Barnes Dec 2 '16 at 7:33
  • @SteveBarnes: thanks. Unfortunately it's a mix of several programming languages, including VB6, and it's not open source. – Thomas Weller Dec 2 '16 at 7:35
  • Deleaker should be able to do that, but I have never used it. – ssbssa Sep 28 at 11:14

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