Microsoft KB Archive/249169
Article ID: 249169
Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006
- Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q249169
If you use the GetObject or CreateObject method to open a presentation programmatically, Microsoft PowerPoint remains running in memory after you quit PowerPoint using any of the following methods:
Sub TestPP() Dim oPres As PowerPoint.Presentation Set oPres = GetObject("c:\test.ppt") Set oPres = Nothing End Sub
Sub TestPP() Dim oPres As PowerPoint.Presentation Dim oApp As PowerPoint.Application Set oPres = GetObject("c:\test.ppt") Set oApp = oPres.Application oPres.Close Set oPres = Nothing oApp.Quit Set oApp = Nothing End Sub
Sub TestPP() Dim oPPT As PowerPoint.Application Set oPPT = CreateObject("PowerPoint.Application.8") oPPT.Activate oPPT.Presentations.Open ("c:\test.ppt") oPPT.Presentations(1).Close Set oPPT = Nothing End Sub
After any of the above code segments runs, if you check the Task Manager, it shows that PowerPoint is still loaded into memory.
When using the GetObject("
pathname") method (where
pathname is the path and name of the presentation you are trying to load programmatically), or the CreateObject("PowerPoint.Application.8") method, PowerPoint does not keep an accurate reference count of the number of calls made to it. Therefore it remains in memory, and you cannot access it programmatically to quit it.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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