10,000 GDI Objects Ought to be. . .

. . . enough for anybody.

I keep my computer on 24/7 and run Outlook 24/7.  The only reason I’ve ever had to reboot is because my Outlook gets to a point where it won’t paint the screen correctly.

I had finally had enough today when I searched google and found the following article:
Ryan’s Look at Outlook Programmability : Outlook 2007 GDI Leak Hotfix

which pointed me to the hotfix here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932406

According to Ryan, the problem has something to do with the interaction of my sidebar gadget that shows me the upcoming scheduled items and the fact that Vista only allows 10,0000 gdi objects per process.

There is a GDI leak in comctl32.dll that this hotfix fixes.

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