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Wininet / HttpRequest memory usage

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necr0    122
Hi I have an app that uses Wininet (and another that uses httpRequest object) to get a page from a web page from a server. Each time InternetOpen and HttpOpenRequest are called the Mem Usage in the task manager goes up by a large amount then when I close and release everything it does not go down again. Doing this a few times creates a high amount of memory usage. Does anyone know if there is a bug in Wininet or something???? pleas help my obiwan, youre my only hope.

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necr0    122
InternetCloseHandle id called for all handles and they are then set to NULL.

The same thing happens in the HttpRequest object (part of the XML SDK from microsoft) which is built on top of WinInet.

Does anyone know of another way to make GET and POST http requests thats nicer on memory?

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Kylotan    10004
I second that: to send your own HTTP request takes little more than a couple of pages'' of code. Well worth learning, if you''re concerned about the overhead of using built-in objects and the like.

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necr0    122
I have used sockets before for HTTP, but I lost the code and I wanted to get up and running quickly. Oh well I will re-code.

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