Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Memory Leaks

The .NET Framework evolves considerably from version to version. I think it’s the best software Microsoft has ever written and documented. The latest versions of the framework (and the compilers) are truly brilliant.

But not everyone works with the latest version. Some companies, for their own reasons, often work with older versions, some of them even with version 1.1. That was the case of some projects in my last job.

This introduction is just to contextualize why I’m talking about a “so old” version of the Framework. Remember the memory leaks in C++, when there was no Garbage Colector? Well, here’s one in .NET 1.x:

Tip: Upgrade! Always try to work with the latest version of the .NET Framework.