ReaderWriterLockSlim.Dispose Method ()


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

Namespace:   System.Threading
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public void Dispose()

Exception Condition

WaitingReadCount is greater than zero.


WaitingUpgradeCount is greater than zero.


WaitingWriteCount is greater than zero.

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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