FrameworkElement.Refresh() throwing OutOf Memory exception.

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  1. Vinay
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    Jan 2015

    Posted 06 May 2016 Link to this post


    i have written a script to collect menu paths from a menu in a silverlight application. The menus are shown\added on demand to the menu tree (when someone hovers or click the parent menu, only then sub menus are loading to the DOM tree), so i need to refresh the DOM tree at regular interval. One more thing to note that the size of DOM also getting increased as we going on opening new menus and their sub menus.


    Below is the code i am using to collect the menu paths.


    01./// <summary>
    02.        /// Find all available menu paths.
    03.        /// </summary>
    04.        /// <returns>Returns collected menu paths.</returns>
    05.        public override List<MenuPath> CollectPaths()
    06.        {
    07.            List<FrameworkElement> mainMenuItems = RootElement.Find.AllByExpression(new XamlFindExpression("xamltag=oatimiddleclickmenuitem")).ToList();
    08.List<MenuPath> menuPaths = new List<MenuPath>();
    09.    menuPaths = CollectMenuPaths(filteredMenuItems, MenuPath.EmptyPath, 1);
    10.    return menuPaths;
    13./// <summary>
    14.        /// Collect menu paths by finding the controls inside the DOM tree.
    15.        /// </summary>
    16.        /// <param name="menuItems">Collection of main menu items.</param>
    17.        /// <param name="currentPath">current path.</param>
    18.        /// <param name="menuPaths">collection of collected menu paths.</param>
    19.        /// <returns></returns>
    20.        private List<MenuPath> CollectMenuPaths(List<FrameworkElement> menuItems, MenuPath currentPath, int level)
    21.        {
    22.            List<MenuPath> pathList = new List<MenuPath>();
    23.            foreach (FrameworkElement menuListItem in menuItems)
    24.            {
    25.                FrameworkElement menuItemTextBlock = menuListItem.Find.ByExpression(new XamlFindExpression("xamlTag=grid", "|", "xamlTag=textblock"));
    26.                if (menuItemTextBlock != null && !string.IsNullOrEmpty(menuItemTextBlock.TextLiteralContent))
    27.                {
    28.                    if (menuItemTextBlock.TextLiteralContent == "MRTU")
    29.                    {
    30.                        Console.WriteLine("Mine");
    31.                    }
    32.                    MenuPath currentMenuPath = currentPath.Append(new MenuId(menuItemTextBlock.TextLiteralContent));
    33.                    FrameworkElement expandIcon = menuListItem.Find.ByExpression(new XamlFindExpression("xamlTag=path", "name=#ExpandIconBackground|ExpandIconForeground"));
    34.                    if (level == 1 || expandIcon != null)
    35.                    {
    36.                        menuListItem.EnsureClickable();
    37.                        menuListItem.User.HoverOver();
    38.                        Playback.Wait(100);
    39.                        Plugin.OwnerApp.RefreshVisualTrees(); //Refreshing silverlight visual tree.
    40.                        Playback.Wait(100);
    41.                        menuListItem.Refresh();
    42.                    }
    43.                    List<FrameworkElement> innerMenuItems = menuListItem.Find.AllByExpression(new XamlFindExpression("xamltag=oatimiddleclickmenuItem")).ToList();
    44.                    if (innerMenuItems.Count > 0)
    45.                    {
    46.                        pathList.AddRange(CollectMenuPaths(innerMenuItems, currentMenuPath, level + 1));
    47.                    }
    48.                    else
    49.                    {
    50.                        pathList.Add(currentMenuPath);
    51.                    }
    52.                }
    53.            }
    54.            return pathList;
    55.        }

     Its working fine for me when we have small menus (let say less then 500 menu paths under the main menu). But when we have larger menus (say more then 500 to 5000 menu paths under the main menu) ,

    In that case in the start of the menu scraping it works fine, but as we progressing its performance getting worsts (as DOM tree size also increasing simultaneously) and at a certain point it throwing me : "OutOfMemoryException" in System.dll at line no - 41 (menuListItem.Refresh()).

    I tried to copy the Visual Tree at the time of exception and found that the size of visual tree text is of 2.5MB file.


    Note : I am runiing it on a dedicated automated system with 16GB of i have enough memory for this. This script is a part of our  regression solution, so we have to run it over on any system whether large or small. i want to make it such that it can work on a large menu as well.

    Please look into this ASAP.


    Thanks & Regards






  2. Vinay
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    Jan 2015

    Posted 10 May 2016 in reply to Vinay Link to this post

    Anyone there to answer this?
  3. Elena Tsvetkova
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    Posted 11 May 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Vinay,

    Thank you for contacting us.. 

    I am sorry to hear you are facing such an issue. Unfortunately OutOfMemory exceptions are rather difficult to reproduce and we will require your application and your project to be able to further investigate that inconsistent behavior. 

    Meanwhile I could recommend you to have a look on this article and specifically on the solution provided in option 3. Please bear in mind the example is written for the scenario when the Test Studio runner is used and you have to adjust it to your custom runner in use. 

    I will be looking forward to hearing from you. 

    Elena Tsvetkova
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  4. Mridul
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    Jul 2016

    Posted 10 Aug 2016 Link to this post

    Hi Elena,

    I have been facing the exact same issue with my testing application. While traversing the menus, I usually get "OutOfMemoryException" on the line of RefreshVisualTrees() or MenuItem.Refresh(). I tried the recommended solutions in the article. None of them worked.

    The application traverses menus in Silverlight application. Is there a limit on size of DOM..?

    Can you please help me out ASAP.



  5. Mridul
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    Jul 2016

    Posted 12 Aug 2016 Link to this post

    Guys need your help on this... Anybody there..?
  6. Boyan Boev
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    Posted 15 Aug 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Mridul,

    I am sorry to hear you are experiencing such an issue.

    Is there any chance you can grant us a direct access to your application along with your test so we can reproduce this issue.

    The other option is to send us a screen shot of the DOM tree of the control and the code of your test.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Boyan Boev
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