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SafeHandle.SetHandleAsInvalid Method

Marks a handle as no longer used.

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

public void SetHandleAsInvalid ()
public void SetHandleAsInvalid ()
public function SetHandleAsInvalid ()
Not applicable.

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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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