ImageAttributes.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by this ImageAttributes object.

Namespace: System.Drawing.Imaging
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public void Dispose ()
public final void Dispose ()
public final function Dispose ()
Not applicable.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.

Call Dispose when you are finished using the ImageAttributes. The Dispose method leaves the ImageAttributes in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the ImageAttributes so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the ImageAttributes 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 ImageAttributes. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed until the garbage collector calls the ImageAttributes object's Finalize method.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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