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WaitHandle.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the current instance of the WaitHandle class.

Namespace:  System.Threading
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void Dispose()

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose()

This method is equivalent to the Close method, but it can be called by using the IDisposable interface.

Call Dispose when you are finished using the WaitHandle. The Dispose method leaves the WaitHandle in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the WaitHandle so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the WaitHandle was occupying.

For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.

NoteNote

Always call Dispose before you release your last reference to the WaitHandle. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed until the garbage collector calls the WaitHandle object's Finalize method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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