Close Method
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WaitHandle::Close Method ()

 

Releases all resources held by the current WaitHandle.

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

public:
virtual void Close()

This method is the public implementation of the IDisposable::Dispose method for the WaitHandle class and its derived classes. It provides a standard implementation that calls the Dispose(Boolean) overload with a true argument and then calls the GC::SuppressFinalize method. Call this method to release all resources held by an instance of WaitHandle or a derived class.

Once this method is called, references to the current instance cause undefined behavior.

System_CAPS_noteNote

Always call Close or Dispose() before you release your last reference to the WaitHandle. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed.

Notes to Inheritors:

You should override the Dispose(Boolean) method to release resources allocated in derived classes.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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