[Gtk-sharp-list] Why does my AppIndicator disappear when I create it outside of my main method?

Christopher David Howie me at chrishowie.com
Wed Aug 4 19:11:56 EDT 2010

On 08/04/2010 06:58 PM, Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> The ApplicationIndicator object will be garbage-collected any time
> after the GmailAppIndicator ctor ends. You should keep a reference,
> e.g. on a field in GmailAppIndicator.

Technically, could it not be garbage-collected in his first example too?
 The GC is free to collect objects contained in locals if those locals
can never be accessed again.  (Or is the current GC engine not that smart?)

Chris Howie

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