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SafeHandle.SetHandleAsInvalid Method

Marks a handle as no longer used.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

member SetHandleAsInvalid : unit -> unit 

Call the SetHandleAsInvalid method only when you know that your handle no longer references a resource. Doing so does not change the value of the handle field; it only marks the handle as closed. The handle might then contain a potentially stale value. The effect of this call is that no attempt is made to free the resources.

As with the SetHandle method, use SetHandleAsInvalid only if you need to support a pre-existing handle.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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