ArcGIS JavaScript API: IE Memory Leak Fix

May 9, 2009

Since version 1.2 of the ArcGIS Javascript API, we've noticed a strange issue in both IE6 and IE7. When zooming in, memory consumption of the iexplore.exe process takes a huge jump and reaches up to 800-900 megabytes. When the operation ends, it goes back down to 50-60 megabytes. This has caused us a great deal of sorrow, as it sometimes caused our users' systems to hang. This post in the ESRI forums explains, and also provides a fix. Apparently, the upgrade to dojo 1.2 has caused this zoom-animation related issue. To fix it, you should create a javascript...