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Memory Leak using MDI Child Forms

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I am currently working on a VB5 project that uses about 10 MDI Child forms. During testing we found that as we opened up multiple instances of the same form and other forms, we are losing from 15 - 40 kb of memory per form. After about 3-4 hours of continuous use, the program receives an access violation Exception error. Is there anyway to release all resources allocated to these forms, or at least minimize what they waste?
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by:mark2150
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Use Form.Unload when instance is no longer required...

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I am working on an NT 4.0 Workstation using SP3
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by:mheeg
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We currently use:
            Unload Me

And then in the Unload Event:
            Set frmWhatever = Nothing

Is this pretty much what you had in mind?
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by:mheeg
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We currently use:
            Unload Me

And then in the Unload Event:
            Set frmWhatever = Nothing

Is this pretty much what you had in mind?

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waty earned 150 total points
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You can download the following file, it gives you indication on how optimize your application to avoid memory leaks, increase the speed...

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/article002.htm
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by:hess
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Did you ever find a better answer for this? I'm having the same problem and really need to fix it.
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