GC.SuppressFinalize Method

Requests that the system not call the finalizer for the specified object.

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

public static void SuppressFinalize(
	Object obj


Type: System.Object
The object that a finalizer must not be called for.


obj is null.

This method sets a bit in the object header, which the system checks when calling finalizers. The obj parameter is required to be the caller of this method.

Objects that implement the IDisposable interface can call this method from the IDisposable.Dispose method to prevent the garbage collector from calling Object.Finalize on an object that does not require it.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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