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WaitHandle.Dispose Method

When overridden in a derived class, releases the unmanaged resources used by the WaitHandle, and optionally releases the managed resources.

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

protected:
virtual void Dispose (
	bool explicitDisposing
)
protected void Dispose (
	boolean explicitDisposing
)
protected function Dispose (
	explicitDisposing : boolean
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

explicitDisposing

true to release both managed and unmanaged resources; false to release only unmanaged resources.

This method is called by the WaitHandle.Dispose() method and the Finalize method. Dispose() invokes this protected method with the explicitDisposing parameter set to true. Finalize invokes Dispose with explicitDisposing set to false.

When the explicitDisposing parameter is true, this method releases all resources held by any managed objects that this WaitHandle references. This method invokes the Dispose() method of each referenced object.

Dispose can be called multiple times by other objects. When overriding this method, be careful not to reference objects that have been previously disposed in an earlier call to Dispose or Close.

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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