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Control.Dispose Method

Enables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public virtual void Dispose()

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose()

Call Dispose when you are finished using the Control. The Dispose method leaves the Control in an unusable state. After calling this method, you must release all references to the control so the memory it was occupying can be reclaimed by garbage collection.

The following code example overrides the Dispose method to close the HtmlTextWriter object associated with a control, and call the Dispose method on a Button control, named myButton. If an Exception is thrown when this version of the Dispose method is called, the control writes a message to the current HttpResponse object.


public override void Dispose()
{
   try
   {
      Context.Response.Write("Disposing " + ToString());
      // Perform resource cleanup.
      myTextWriter.Close();
      myButton.Dispose();
   }
   catch(Exception myException)
   {
      Context.Response.Write("Exception occurred: "+myException.Message);
   }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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