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AsymmetricAlgorithm.Clear Method

Releases all resources used by the AsymmetricAlgorithm class.

Namespace: System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void Clear ()
public void Clear ()
public function Clear ()

This method is a simple call to the IDisposable.Dispose method.

Calling Dispose allows the resources used by the AsymmetricAlgorithm class to be reallocated for other purposes. For more information about Dispose, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources.

The following code example demonstrates how to call the Clear method to release the resources of the current customCrypto object. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the AsymmetricAlgorithm class.

customCrypto.Clear();

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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