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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();
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, 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.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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