BinaryReader.Dispose Method

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

Namespace:  System.IO
Assemblies:   System.IO (in System.IO.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void Dispose()



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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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