SafeFileHandle Constructor (IntPtr, Boolean)


Initializes a new instance of the SafeFileHandle class.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

new : 
        preexistingHandle:nativeint *
        ownsHandle:bool -> SafeFileHandle


Type: System.IntPtr

An IntPtr object that represents the pre-existing handle to use.

Type: System.Boolean

true to reliably release the handle during the finalization phase; false to prevent reliable release (not recommended).

The following example demonstrates how to open a file by using the SafeFileHandle class and the unmanaged CreateFile function.

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requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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