Monday, February 12, 2007

Visual Studio 2005 is *NOT* a LIAR!!!

UPDATE: I didn't think of it, but apparently the Memory Usage I see on VS indicates the amount of memory used by Resharper. I'm sorry if I offended anyone by this post - I don't mind picking on people and things here and there, but not when I'm wrong...

Did you ever notice the note on the lower left side of VS2005 window? At the moment of writing this post it says: "Memory Usage: 53.1 Mb". Sounds good, doesn't it? A quick look at the Windows Task Manager for the devenv process tells me the true story:
Mem Usage: 273,028
VM Size: 231,884 (note that this is the better measurement to assess how much memory is used by your process).

LIAR !!!


Ayende Rahien said...

Um, no.
That Memory Usage is actually Resharper reporting how much memory it is using, not Visual Studio.

Ilan Assayag said...

I'll have to change this post then. I guess I was too hasty at reaching conclusions...