Question about datatable objects and releasing resources for same

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a database helper class that returns a datatable to the calling method. In that database helper class function, I open the connection, load the newly declared datatable, close the connection and then return the table.

My question is what keeps this from causing problems with creating a new datatable each time this is called. Couldn't I possibly run out of resources if done hundreds or thousands of times?

If I set the datatable to nothing in the calling method when I'm finished does that take care of releasing the resources created in the database helper class?
Question by:rutledgj
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When an object is no longer referenced, it is marked for cleanup by the garbage collection process.  This happens automatically in a separate thread.  You can force the garbage collection to run with GC.Collect()

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