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Out-Of-Memory error and Visual Studio crashes

As part of assignment, I was working on a project, which is having 137 projects Windows Form in a solution. Whenever I was building my solution, I was getting Out-Of-Memory error and due to this my Visual Studio use to get crash. Then the only solution left with me was to restart my Visual Studio  L . Earlier I as facing this issue once a while, but from last week, it is occurring frequently. Hope you can imagine, how painful it is restart the Visual Studio every now-and-then, especially when your solution contains such a huge number of projects. My error was something like this: “ The "ResolveManifestFiles" task failed unexpectedly. System.OutOfMemoryException: Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program.”   The only thing, which was coming into my mind, was that it is due to Visual Studio’s memory limits. I also tried to minimize Visual Studio, but no luck :( . After consulting with few people, I got an idea to breakup my solution into multiple s

Performance analysis for String and StringBuilder

Sometimes small-small changes in our code really makes a huge difference to a performance. There are many tips and tricks available and among those, one I am going to discuss over here. I'll be talking about  String vs StringBuilder. One needs to be very careful while playing with strings because memory wise there is a huge impact of strings. I  know, there are lots and lots of articles available on net on String and StringBuilder, but still I am going to show this, using some statistics. Here I am taking Fx 4.0 C# console application with different static methods to showcase my analysis.  Basically what I am doing here is, I am having a String variable named  outputString  and just looping that for 1000 times and concating the string to variable outputString.  Please note, concatenation is done using + symbol. So, what happens internally is, whenever concatenation is done using + symbol, every time, new String object is created. So, as with my snippet. Here I am  lo