WindowsFormsSynchronizationContext.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the WindowsFormsSynchronizationContext.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

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

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 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

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