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Stream.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the Stream.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assemblies:   System.IO (in System.IO.dll)
  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: 4.6, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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