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FileStream.Dispose Method

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the FileStream and optionally releases the managed resources.

[Visual Basic]
Protected Overridable Sub Dispose( _
   ByVal disposing As Boolean _
protected virtual void Dispose(
 bool disposing
protected: virtual void Dispose(
 bool disposing
protected function Dispose(
   disposing : Boolean


true to release both managed and unmanaged resources; false to release only unmanaged resources.


When the disposing parameter is true, this method releases all resources held by any managed objects that this FileStream references. This method invokes the Dispose() method of each referenced object.

Notes to Inheritors:   Dispose can be called multiple times by other objects. When overriding Dispose, be careful not to reference objects that have been previously disposed in an earlier call to Dispose. This method calls the dispose method of the base class, Dispose.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

FileStream Class | FileStream Members | System.IO Namespace | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File