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Ways to delete an object if references are not known.
I posted this question on another messageboard, which I'll link below as a reference to save me posting space.http://www.csharphelp.com/board/read.html?num=1&id=8373&loc=0&thread=8373
To summarize, I need a way to effectively delete objects, and I am unaware of all references to the object, so I can't just remove the references and let the GC collect it.
Ideally, I'd like to delete the object from memory, so that anything with a reference to it would then have a reference to null instead.
If I can't find a way to do this, I'm going to have to add a boolean field to the base object that represents its existence in my program and have all other developers check that. This in my mind is a hack, and a dangerous one, because it could really screw with things if someone forgot to check.
Thanks for any help,