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Graphics.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by this Graphics.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
public void Dispose()

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose()

Calling Dispose allows the resources used by this Graphics to be reallocated for other purposes.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Creates an Image from a graphics file SampImag.jpg in the example directory.

  • Creates a Graphics from the Image.

  • Alters the image by filling a rectangle within it.

  • Draws the Image to the screen.

  • Releases the created Graphics.


private void FromImageImage1(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Create image.
    Image imageFile = Image.FromFile("SampImag.jpg");

    // Create graphics object for alteration.
    Graphics newGraphics = Graphics.FromImage(imageFile);

    // Alter image.
    newGraphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(Color.Black), 100, 50, 100, 100);

    // Draw image to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(imageFile, new PointF(0.0F, 0.0F));

    // Release graphics object.
    newGraphics.Dispose();
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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