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Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Leak Detector

by @ 6:21 pm on 9/23/2017. Filed under tech

Visual Leak Detector is very cool. Great open source project. It is on CodePlex ( but since that is shutting down it appears to have moved to GIT (

The latest version (2.5.1) didn’t originally work fully with Visual Studio. BY default it only listed offsets versus full function names and line numbers.

Luckily I found a real useful post on CodePlex that explained how to “fix” it at

Basically you need to copy the new VS2017 dbghelp.dll files to the proper folders.

Specifically look in the folder

%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\<VERSION>\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions\CppUnitFramework

for dbghelp.dll (32 bit version) and x64\dbghelp.dll (64 bit version)

and copy them to

%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Visual Leak Detector\bin\Win32 (32 bit version)


%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Visual Leak Detector\bin\Win64 (64 bit version)

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