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Visual Studio 2019 hogging resources

I am developing in Visual Studio 2019 on x86 Windows 10. Because of the 4GB memory liimit (~3.5GB usable limit), I must be careful what applications are running. Just being a little careless and opening a few too many applications and Windows is liable to crash on me.

If you look at the Task Manager image, you will see a single instance of VS 2019 and its horde of related processes marked with an arrow. Development is of a simple C++ DLL and VS 2019 has been running for around 2 hrs with a few build-debug-stop cycles. Adding up all those processes gets me to a whopping 938MB...what a resource hog! Why? In the image, two instances of Delphi and one of VS 2003 are running, all together using less than 200MB.

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Are there any settings in VS 2019 that will reduce the memory (and if relevant diskspace) usage?

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DSPatrick answered ·

QnA currently supports the products listed in right-hand pane (more to be added) Better to reach out to subject matter experts in dedicated forums over here.

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=vssetup

or post this feedback here

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/ide/suggest-a-feature?view=vs-2019

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