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Compiler Error CS0245

Destructors and object.Finalize cannot be called directly. Consider calling IDisposable.Dispose if available.

For more information, see Programming Essentials for Garbage Collection.

The following sample generates CS0245:

// CS0245.cs
using System;
using System.Collections;

class C // : IDisposable
{
   /*
   public void Dispose()
   {
      // cleanup code goes here
   }
   */

   void m()
   {
      this.Finalize();   // CS0245
      // this.Dispose();
   }

   public static void Main()
   {
   }
}
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