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This may not address your issue, but I address memory leaks as a preventive process, and have done so going back to VB6 days. In short, I clean up my resources and objects before I allow an instance of a class to go away.

In C#, I almost ALWAYS use try-catch-finally. I declare an object as null before "try", instantiate it in the try code block, catch any exceptions (a whole other discussion), then clean up my objects in the finally block. If they have a Dispose or Clear method, I execute that then set the variable to null. No waiting on the GC or coding shortcuts like "using" that get compiled as try-catch-finally anyway.

If my class has an class-level objects, I use my Dispose template that also includes the finalizer.

Since taking this approach years ago (which is mostly copy and paste snippets), the little added effort has helped me to have zero memory leaks, and as an added bonus (that "catch" thing again), I get excellent debugging info.

Sometimes consistency in how we code eliminates a lot of problems later.
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