Closes the current writer and releases any system resources associated with the writer.
[Visual Basic] Public Overridable Sub Close() [C#] public virtual void Close(); [C++] public: virtual void Close(); [JScript] public function Close();
This implementation of Close calls the Dispose method passing a true value.
Flushing the stream will not flush its underlying encoder unless you explicitly call Flush or Close. Setting AutoFlush to true means that data will be flushed from the buffer to the stream, but the encoder state will not be flushed. This allows the encoder to keep its state (partial characters) so that it can encode the next block of characters correctly. This scenario affects UTF8 and UTF7 where certain characters can only be encoded after the encoder receives the adjacent character or characters.
Following a call to Close, any operations on the writer might raise exceptions. This default method does nothing, but derived classes can override the method to provide the appropriate functionality.
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard