0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2007 12:31 AM by vectoron

    ApplicationDomain Bug?

    vectoron
      I have been running into a problem that no matter what I do, I cannot get an SWF to fully unload, ever. After alot of contemplation and fooling around, I figured out what was happening, I believe.

      When loading an SWF as child domain to Application.CurrentDomain, the swf's document class is referenced in the system Domain, so even after unloading the SWF, all the classes that were internal to it maintain references in the system Domain. I even used the hack (calling a netConnection twice) to force a garbage collection pass, still the swf would not unload.

      You can't remove an ApplicationDomain Object, or a class definition, so if you load an SWF it will be immortal, even if you unload it. In AS 2.0 you could call unloadMovieClip, and then with the parent SWF still open, you could republish the previously loaded swf. This doesn't appear to be possible in AS 3.0.

      Is this a bug, or am I completely missing something?