Requests that the system not call the finalizer for the specified object.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
This method sets a bit in the object header, which the system checks when calling finalizers. The obj parameter is required to be the caller of this method.
Objects that implement the IDisposable interface can call this method from the IDisposable.Dispose method to prevent the garbage collector from calling Object.Finalize on an object that does not require it.
The following example demonstrates how to use the SuppressFinalize method in a resource class to prevent a redundant garbage collection from being called.
Imports System Imports System.ComponentModel ' The following example demonstrates how to use the ' GC.SuppressFinalize method in a resource class to prevent ' the clean-up code for the object from being called twice. Public Class DisposeExample ' A class that implements IDisposable. ' By implementing IDisposable, you are announcing that ' instances of this type allocate scarce resources. Public Class MyResource Implements IDisposable ' Pointer to an external unmanaged resource. Private handle As IntPtr ' Other managed resource this class uses. Private component As Component ' Track whether Dispose has been called. Private disposed As Boolean = False ' The class constructor initializes the handle and component. Public Sub New(ByVal handle As IntPtr) Me.handle = handle End Sub ' Implement IDisposable. ' Do not make this method virtual. ' A derived class should not be able to override this method. Public Overloads Sub Dispose() Implements IDisposable.Dispose Dispose(True) ' This object will be cleaned up by the Dispose method. ' Therefore, you should call GC.SupressFinalize to ' take this object off the finalization queue ' and prevent finalization code for this object ' from executing a second time. GC.SuppressFinalize(Me) End Sub ' Dispose(bool disposing) executes in two distinct scenarios. ' If disposing equals true, the method has been called directly ' or indirectly by a user's code. Managed and unmanaged resources ' can be disposed. ' If disposing equals false, the method has been called by the ' runtime from inside the finalizer and you should not reference ' other objects. Only unmanaged resources can be disposed. Private Overloads Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean) ' Check to see if Dispose has already been called. If Not Me.disposed Then ' If disposing equals true, dispose all managed ' and unmanaged resources. If disposing Then ' Dispose managed resources. component.Dispose() End If ' Call the appropriate methods to clean up ' unmanaged resources here. ' If disposing is false, ' only the following code is executed. CloseHandle(handle) handle = IntPtr.Zero End If disposed = True End Sub ' Use interop to call the method necessary ' to clean up the unmanaged resource. <System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("Kernel32")> _ Private Shared Function CloseHandle(ByVal handle As IntPtr) As [Boolean] End Function ' This finalizer will run only if the Dispose method ' does not get called. ' It gives your base class the opportunity to finalize. ' Do not provide finalize methods in types derived from this class. Protected Overrides Sub Finalize() ' Do not re-create Dispose clean-up code here. ' Calling Dispose(false) is optimal in terms of ' readability and maintainability. Dispose(False) MyBase.Finalize() End Sub End Class Public Shared Sub Main() ' Insert code here to create ' and use a MyResource object. End Sub End Class
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