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WaitHandle.Dispose Method (Boolean)

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
)

Parameters

explicitDisposing
Type: System.Boolean

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.

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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