Dispose Method
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BinaryReader.Dispose Method ()


Releases all resources used by the current instance of the BinaryReader class.

Namespace:   System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void Dispose()

Call Dispose when you are finished using the BinaryReader. The Dispose method leaves the BinaryReader in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the BinaryReader so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the BinaryReader was occupying.

For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.


Always call Dispose before you release your last reference to the BinaryReader. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed until the garbage collector calls the BinaryReader object's Finalize method.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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