Causes a communication object to transition from its current state into the closed state.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
This method causes a CommunicationObject to gracefully transition from any state, other than the Closed state, into the Closed state. The Close method allows any unfinished work to be completed before returning. For example, finish sending any buffered messages.
The CommunicationObject enters the Closing state and remains in it after the Close method is called until the transition to the Closed state is completed. The transition consists of making successive calls to OnClosing, OnClose(TimeSpan), and OnClosed.
There is also an asynchronous version of the close method that is initiated by calling BeginClose.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.