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WaitHandle.Dispose Method ()


Releases all resources used by the current instance of the WaitHandle class.

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

public void Dispose()

This method is equivalent to the Close method.


Always call Close or Dispose() before you release your last reference to the WaitHandle. Otherwise, the resources it is using will not be freed.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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