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Font.Dispose Method

Releases all resources used by this Font.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public void Dispose()

Implements

IDisposable.Dispose()

Calling Dispose allows the resources used by this Font to be reallocated for other purposes.

Call Dispose when you are finished using the Font. The Dispose method leaves the Font in an unusable state. After calling Dispose, you must release all references to the Font so the garbage collector can reclaim the memory that the Font was occupying. For more information, see Cleaning Up Unmanaged Resources and Implementing a Dispose Method.

NoteNote

Always call Dispose before you release your last reference to the Font. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed until the garbage collector calls the Font object's Finalize method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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