Downloads of v 2.3:


Last Update:

19 Nov 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dan Moulding
  • Arkadiy Shapkin


visual leak detector c++

Visual Leak Detector

This is not the latest version of Visual Leak Detector available.

2.3 | Updated: 19 Nov 2014



Downloads of v 2.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Dan Moulding
  • Arkadiy Shapkin

Visual Leak Detector 2.3

This is not the latest version of Visual Leak Detector available.

Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

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To install Visual Leak Detector, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Visual Leak Detector, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Visual Leak Detector, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade visualleakdetector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualleakdetector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure visualleakdetector installed
    name: visualleakdetector
    state: present
    version: 2.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'visualleakdetector' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: visualleakdetector,
    Version: 2.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualleakdetector
   Name     = 'visualleakdetector'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualleakdetector':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install visualleakdetector version="2.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 21 Nov 2014.


Visual Leak Detector is a free, robust, open-source memory leak detection system for Visual C++.

It's pretty easy to use. After installing it, you just need to tell Visual C++ where to find the included header and library file.

Then it can be used with any C/C++ project simply by adding the following line to your code:

include vld.h

When you run your program under the Visual Studio debugger, Visual Leak Detector will output a memory leak report at the end of your debugging session. The leak report includes the full call stack showing how any leaked memory blocks were allocated. Double-click on a line in the call stack to jump to that file and line in the editor window.

It's a very effective way to quickly diagnose, and fix, memory leaks in C/C++ applications.

The main difference between the CRT Debug Library and VLD, is that Visual Leak Detector shows you the complete callstack used for memory allocation has led to the leak.

$packageName = 'visualleakdetector' 
$installerType = 'EXE'
$url = '' # download url
$silentArgs = '/S' 
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Visual Leak Detector 2.3 444 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Approved


  • Windows 8 support added.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Memory leaks with duplicate thread id fixed (thanks to jlddodger).

This package has no dependencies.

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