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ResourceReader.IDisposable.Dispose Method

Releases the resources used by the ResourceReader.

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

void IDisposable.Dispose()



Calling Dispose allows the resources used by the ResourceReader to be reallocated for other purposes. For more information about Dispose, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources.

The following code example moves through a file's resources and prints out all the key/value pairs it finds. The code then uses theIDisposable.Dispose method to shut down the ResourceReader and to release all resources used by it.

using System;
using System.Resources;
using System.Collections;

public class ReadResources 
    public static void Main(string[] args) 
        // Create a resource reader for items.resources 
        // and get an enumerator to iterate through the file.
        IResourceReader reader = new ResourceReader("items.resources");
        IDictionaryEnumerator en = reader.GetEnumerator();

        // Iterate through the file, printing the key/value pairs. 
        while (en.MoveNext()) 
            Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", en.Key);
            Console.WriteLine("Value: {0}", en.Value);

        // Clean up all resources associated with the reader. 
        // Calling Dispose is equivalent to calling Close.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0