ADODC disconnect, clean up

Posted on 2003-03-20
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25

I am writing a program in VB and am using a lot of ADODC components in my windows. I am not hardcoding any connection strings etc, but directly connecting the ADODC with my grids, fields and so on.

1.My question would be, does ADODC close its connection to the database ( I have a remote Oracle server and am using ADO, Oracle OLEDB Provider) automaticaly? If not, what it seams to be the case, how do I close the connection?

2. Does VB clean up the memory (ADODC) after I close the the window with unload me, but stay in program that is running, or do I have to manually clean up. If manually, how would I do that?

I try doing this : set Adodc1.recordset.activeconnection = nothing
and adodc1.recordset.close

For some ADODC's I get an error, for others it works!
Please help, its urgent but I have no points! :)
Question by:smirgla
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Anthony Perkins earned 190 total points
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Do yourself a favor and dump the ADO data control as fast as you can.  Try coding all connections and you will have far better control.  Data Controls seem like a good idea, but fast become a nightmare with any app that is slightly more than trivial.


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ID: 8217547
Thanks, I did dump most of the controlls, but this ADODC thing makes me dig into the think and find out how does it actually work (lifecycle).

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