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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 8. Managing an Object’s Lifetime

Real life is often a great place to get programming examples. Think of life: Humans are born; they grow up; they live their lives; they do tons of things; and, at a certain point, they die. Managing objects in programming environments works similarly. You give life to an object by creating an instance; then you use it in your own application while it is effectively useful to the application. But there is a point at which you do not need an object anymore, ...

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