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WindowsIdentity.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the WindowsIdentity.

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

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
Public Sub Dispose

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose

Call Dispose when you are finished using the WindowsIdentity. The Dispose method leaves the WindowsIdentity in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the WindowsIdentity so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the WindowsIdentity was occupying. For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.

NoteNote

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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