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AsymmetricAlgorithm.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the current instance of the AsymmetricAlgorithm class.

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

public void Dispose()



Call Dispose when you are finished using the AsymmetricAlgorithm. The Dispose method leaves the AsymmetricAlgorithm in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the AsymmetricAlgorithm so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the AsymmetricAlgorithm was occupying.

For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.


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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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