Object.usageCount Method

Returns the current number of references (the value of the reference counter) that the object has.

public int usageCount()

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Return Value

The current number of references that the object has.


When an object is created, its reference counter equals one (1). When a new reference is created, its value increases. As a reference goes out of scope, its value decreases.


The following example prints the number of references for objA to the output window.

static void Object_UsageCount(Args _args)
    Object objA = new Object();
    Object objB;

    print objA.usageCount();    // Prints 1.

    objB = objA;                // objB is a reference to objA.
    print objA.usageCount();    // prints 2

See Also

Object Class