Hi Nishesh, Yes and No. The JVM doesn't not guarentee that garbage collection will ever occur and programmers can't force it to happen! IMOP, applet gc would be handled by the OS and Browser and would depend on memory conditions ... Regards, Manfred.
The purpose of the applet stop method is so your applet can get notified that - for some reason - the browser thinks it should stop. For example, Netscape calls stop if you resize the browser window, then it calls start again. Your code should never call the Applet start or stop - this is a browser control mechanism. So - stop is NOT a permanent stop, whether or not you discard objects is up to your code. Bill