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AsymmetricAlgorithm.Dispose Method

When overridden in a derived class, releases the unmanaged resources used by the AsymmetricAlgorithm and optionally releases the managed resources.

[Visual Basic]
Protected MustOverride Sub Dispose( _
   ByVal disposing As Boolean _
protected abstract void Dispose(
 bool disposing
protected: virtual void Dispose(
 bool disposing
) = 0;
protected abstract function Dispose(
   disposing : Boolean


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


This method is called by the public Dispose() method and the Finalize method. Dispose() invokes the protected Dispose(Boolean) method with the disposing parameter set to true. Finalize invokes Dispose with disposing set to false.

When the disposing parameter is true, this method releases all resources held by any managed objects that this AsymmetricAlgorithm 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(Boolean), be careful not to reference objects that have been previously disposed in an earlier call to Dispose. For more information about how to implement Dispose(Boolean), see Implementing a Dispose Method.

For more information about Dispose and Finalize, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Overriding the Finalize Method.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

AsymmetricAlgorithm Class | AsymmetricAlgorithm Members | System.Security.Cryptography Namespace | Cryptographic Services