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Cannot release ActiveX dll

Posted on 2003-03-06
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Hello all,

I have a small problem.  I created an activeX dll and for some reason I cannot release it with the =nothing command.

I get:
Error Type:
Microsoft VBScript runtime (0x800A005B)
Object variable not set
/encoder.asp, line 18


Here is my code:
<%
     dim Encode
     set Encode = Server.CreateObject("MyTools.Encode")

     dim Strng
     Strng = "This string will be encoded soon!"

     dim codedString
     codedString = Encode.Code(cStr(strng), "Reg Key")

     dim deCodedString
     deCodedString = Encode.Code(cStr(codedString), "Reg Key")

     response.write(Strng + "<br />")
     response.write(server.htmlencode(codedString) + "<br />")
     response.write(deCodedString + "<br />")

     Encode = nothing

%>

Everything works except the line at the end (Encode = nothing).  That's when I get the error.  When I try to update the DLL, I have to restart my computer because it's not released!

Thank you all in advance!
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Question by:fsiwrb
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by:BigRat
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How did you create the object? In VB? or C++? Or? Can you post the code?
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by:tncbbthositg
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I created it in VB6.  I cant post the code as it would defeat the purpose.  Everything works fine beyond trying to release it.  It's hard to imagine that it doesnt want to be released.  I thought that maybe my code ends after running so the object doesnt remain instantiated.  Is it possible that the class is called and then released after returning the value?

Thanks
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zeheb earned 300 total points
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Just change the line from Encode = Nothing to Set Encode = Nothinh and it should work.
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by:fsiwrb
ID: 8082869
nothinh?  Just set it to some random value?  Encode = ""?
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by:fsiwrb
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will that release the DLL so I can make recompile it without restarting my PC?
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by:tncbbthositg
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Oh, good call jeheb!  I was focusing on "Nothinh" instead of set.  I hate making dumb mistakes like that!
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