May 9, 2000 - Boosting Performance by Removing Old Instances
May 9, 2000|
Boosting Performance by Removing Old Instances
Tips: May 2000
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
Quit()method of the program's Application object. Here's an example:
var wdApp = new ActiveXObject("Word.Application"); wdApp.Quit(); // tidy up
In Visual Basic, unlike JScript (and VBScript), setting the object variable to Nothing is enough to free the memory. Furthermore, if there are no other "live" references to the object, such an assignment operation causes the application to shut down. Unfortunately, in JScript we must use the
Quit() method to tidy up after we have finished using an object. Setting the variable to a zero-length string or null is just good practice, nothing more.