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WaitHandle.Close Method

When overridden in a derived class, releases all resources held by the current WaitHandle.

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

public virtual void Close()

This method is the public version of the IDisposable.Dispose method implemented to support the IDisposable interface.

This method releases any unmanaged resources held by the current instance. This method can, but is not required to, suppress finalization during garbage collection by calling the GC.SuppressFinalize method.

Override this method to release resources allocated in derived classes.

Use this method to release all resources held by an instance of WaitHandle. Once this method is called, references to the current instance cause undefined behavior.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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