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

Matthew Pirocchi matthew.pirocchi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 19:45:45 EDT 2010

Ah, this was the problem. I needed to add two fields: One for the
AppIndicator in GmailAppIndicator, and one for the GmailAppIndicator in
MainClass. If I didn't add the second field, it still got garbage collected
just like Chris said. Thanks!

- Matthew

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Christopher David Howie
<me at chrishowie.com>wrote:

> 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?)
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