How to create a persistable activex dll?

I need to implement a database in memory on the server using VB dll, and acces it on the clients through COM+.

I've created a simple ActiveX dll, added a module with a public variable, and added a class with a get and set public functions.

Then I registered the dll into the components, application settings: server appl. and leave running when idle. If I use multiple instances of the components on the clients, they use own variables, and not share the same one.

I've coded the same in C++/Atl with a global variable, and worked.

How to make a gocal variable in VB dll (I mean the var is global for the class instances)???

cosieAsked:
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GoodJunCommented:
Cosie,
the public variables defined in standart modules aren't really global variables. These public variables are scoped at the STA level rather than at the process level. so only read-only public variables should be in the standard module.

The COM+ Services Type Library has a component Shared Property Manager (SPM). It has the locking scheme to synchronize access to public data. I believe SPM is the solution (I havn't done one yet)
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mudasir_ahmedCommented:
Hi Cosie,
 Set the class properties to 5-Multiple Instancing.

-Mudasir.
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cosieAuthor Commented:
I've tried it, but didn't work.
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