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DataGridViewCell.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by the DataGridViewCell.

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

public void Dispose()



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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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