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I just noticed the memory usage ( using task manager) by the simple GUI application ( with single main window ) is around 3 MB .

I used Dev-c++ and Mingw as compiler

Is there anyway to reduce this ?

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What libraries are you using, what framework, what language? – EFraim Sep 3 '09 at 10:00
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Seems to me like you better ask this on stackoverflow.com. I also fail to see how 3 MB is in any way too much. – innaM Sep 3 '09 at 10:17
    
@EFraim , dev-c++ ide , mingw win32 C application – ukanth Sep 3 '09 at 13:32
    
Now also on stackoverflow: stackoverflow.com/questions/1373456/… – innaM Sep 3 '09 at 19:31
    
is this more than it would be if you compiled, with, say visual studio? – warren Sep 4 '09 at 8:58
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Adding this method in Main method yields a better result in task manager :)

SetProcessWorkingSetSize(GetCurrentProcess(), (SIZE_T) -1, (SIZE_T) -1);
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