CloseMedia Method

MediaStreamSource.CloseMedia Method


The MediaElement can call this method when going through normal shutdown or as a result of an error. This lets the developer perform any needed cleanup of the MediaStreamSource.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Protected MustOverride Sub CloseMedia

Removing a MediaElement from the UI tree will trigger a state transition to Closed. However, the CloseMedia method is not guaranteed to be called in this case. To ensure CloseMedia is called, set the MediaElement.Source property to Nothing prior to detaching it from the UI tree.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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