Creation of an object

Hi Experts, Could you please let me know the difference between the below 2 declarations.

dim x as object
set x = new object

and dim x as new object

thanks.

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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Hi nmretd,

In the first case, the object represented by x is not created until the Set statement executes.  In the second, the
object is implicitly created right away.

The first construction is preferable, because it provides greater control over when your object is created.

Regards,

Patrick
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nmretdAuthor Commented:
Thanks Patrick. Wondering why there are 2 ways though.. what are the advs and disadvs if any. Please guide. Example would be appreciable.

thanks.
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dancebertCommented:
If you:

dim x as object
set x = new object

Then later: set x = nothing

Then still later refer to x in your code, x will equal nothing.  However if you:

dim x as new object

Then later: set x = nothing

Then still later refer to x in your code, a new instance of x will be created.  That is usually a bad thing.
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nmretdAuthor Commented:
Great guys. I am cleared.

thanks.
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