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Stream.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the Stream.

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

public void Dispose()

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose()

This method disposes the stream, by writing any changes to the backing store and closing the stream to release resources. 

Calling Dispose allows the resources used by the Stream to be reallocated for other purposes. For more information about Dispose, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources.

Notes to Implementers

Place all cleanup logic for your stream object in Stream.Dispose(Boolean). Do not override Close

Note that because of backward compatibility requirements, this method's implementation differs from the recommended guidance for the Dispose pattern.  This method calls Close, which then calls Stream.Dispose(Boolean).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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