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WebResponse.System.IDisposable.Dispose Method

This method supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

When overridden in a derived class, releases all resources used by the WebResponse.

Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

virtual void System.IDisposable.Dispose () sealed = IDisposable::Dispose
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Any attempt is made to access the method, when the method is not overridden in a descendant class.

Call System.IDisposable.Dispose when you are finished using the WebResponse. The System.IDisposable.Dispose method leaves the WebResponse in an unusable state. After calling System.IDisposable.Dispose, you must release all references to the WebResponse so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the WebResponse was occupying. For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.


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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0