The other day, I was developing an add on for one of our customer.
The customization requires me to load a considerable amount of data into a datatable bound to a matrix.
I noticed on my computer memory usage that each time I open the form, the SBO (not the customized program) memory usage increases.
This make sense, since i am reading a lot of data from the tables and dump them into my form datasource.
However, when I close the form, the memory are not fully released.
Each and everytime i open and close the form, the SBO memory usage is getting bigger and bigger.
After some debugging, I found out that the memory from the DataTable object is not released.
The solution for this is quite simple.
Catch the Before Form Closed event. and call this :
Observing the life cycle of form creation.
1. Create Form
2. Add DataSource.
3. Bind DataSource.
4. Initialize the Form.
5. Users interact with the form.
6. Close form,
I think it is a good practice to add one step in between point 5 and 6, which is Clean Up the DataSources.
My Development system was :
Windows XP SP3
SBO 882 PL 8