Adding and Releasing References in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

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Edition Date: May 2019

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Microsoft Visual Basic .NET automatically adds object references when you assign the object to another variable, as shown in the following code:

Set ReferenceObj = OtherReferenceObj

Visual Basic .NET also automatically releases object references when a variable or list that contains a reference to an object goes out of scope. Local variable scope ends when the function returns. You can initiate the release of a reference to an object by setting the variable to the value Nothing, as shown in the following code:

Set ReferenceObj = Nothing

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