ReaderWriterLockSlim.Dispose Method


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

 virtual void Dispose();
public void Dispose ();
abstract member Dispose : unit -> unit
override this.Dispose : unit -> unit
Public Sub Dispose ()



WaitingReadCount is greater than zero.


WaitingUpgradeCount is greater than zero.


WaitingWriteCount is greater than zero.


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


Always call Dispose before you release your last reference to the ReaderWriterLockSlim object.

Applies to