I have used it a few times in desperation when hunting down memory allocation problems, especially when I'm pretty sure I have something stepping on a pointer I thought was good ( OUCH !! ).
Here is a pretty good explanation of the heap:http://en.wikipedia....ic_memory_allocation
NirSoft has a lot or really good utils that can help out when you are in a pinch: HeapMemView, smsniff, GDIView and Regscanner are particularly useful. I actually keep the whole set of NirSoft tools as part of my dev tool set..
Another good tool, along the same lines in a way, is ImageViewer; which lets you peak into your device contexts and image handles and see exactly what is in there. If you are doing any GDI work, it can really come in handy:http://www.codeproje...ons/imageviewer.aspx