Detecting memory leaks in Flash or Flex applications using WSMonitor

Posted on October 1, 2007

WSMonitor is a handy tool based on AS3 to detect memory issues in Flash or Flex applications. It's simple to use and it's free - including full source.


Press start button to run WSMonitor. All Flash movies running within this Browser are monitored, such as the plugin located on right hand.

To see this content latest Flash Player Plugin is required.


Just open your Flash or Flex app within Browser or Flash Standalone Player and start WSMonitor using WSMonitor.html or WSMonitor.swf located in folder named "deploy".

Note: WSMonitor and your app have to run with the same Flash Player.

Free download

WSMonitor is open source licensed under the Mozilla Public License 1.1.

Full source

Update on 08/29/09: Source code is moved to GitHub


Thanks to Artjom Tarassov, who is one of the smartes Flash programmer I've ever met, for the active exchange of ideas during the last weeks ;-) .

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