SafeHandle Methods

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

The SafeHandle type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public method Close Security Critical. Marks the handle for releasing and freeing resources.
Public method DangerousAddRef Security Critical. Manually increments the reference counter on SafeHandle instances.
Public method DangerousGetHandle Returns the value of the handle field.
Public method DangerousRelease Security Critical. Manually decrements the reference counter on a SafeHandle instance.
Public method Dispose() Releases all resources used by the SafeHandle class.
Protected method Dispose(Boolean) Security Critical. Releases the unmanaged resources used by the SafeHandle class specifying whether to perform a normal dispose operation.
Public method Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method ReleaseHandle When overridden in a derived class, executes the code required to free the handle.
Protected method SetHandle Sets the handle to the specified pre-existing handle.
Public method SetHandleAsInvalid Security Critical. Marks a handle as no longer used.
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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