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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Oct 1, 1996

Exiting Program after Windows Close

Question:
Just recently I noticed that if I close my app while it is minimized, the app seems to be left in memory and is still recognized by Windows as still running. How do I end the app correctly?

Answer:
If you're using VB3.0, in the Form_Unload event of the last form that closes when your application ends, you need to put the End statement. That will shut it completely off. In 4.0 that can be a bit more dangerous to your system resources, especially if you've set instances of objects. It's much better in a 4.0 program to carefully close all objects by setting them to "NOTHING" than to use the End statement.

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