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For the past year, we have been running our VB 2010 data entry application for our 2 joint organizations. The main member form took about 5 seconds to display because there are 3 tabs to display (General, Organization 1, Organization 2) and the 2 Organization tabs have 4 tabs to them. Lots of data to display with lots of controls.
Starting around Thanksgiving, this form suddenly started taking up to 4 minutes to initially load; after the first load, any other member data displays (different members) were back to the 5 seconds. No changes to the program, so it has to be something else. Watching task manager in Windows 7 Pro, memory usage climbs slowly to 931 MB, then drops back to 19 MB and the form displays. Getting the memory is what takes so long. Running in the IDE, there is no memory problem - just when employees run the published program.
I put MSGBOX commands in the program to confirm where the slowdown was since debugging in the IDE wasn't an option:
msgbox("Starting New Form",MsgBoxStyle.Information)
dim frm as new frmCustomer"
msgbox("New Form Done",MsgBoxStyle.Information)
It is definitely the command creating the new form. 4 minutes and 931 MB of memory.
Anyone else experiencing something similar? Any ideas on how to fix this?