Socket.Dispose Method (Boolean)

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Releases the unmanaged resources used by the Socket, and optionally disposes of the managed resources.

Namespace: System.Net.Sockets
Assembly: System.Net (in System.Net.dll)


Protected Overridable Sub Dispose ( _
    disposing As Boolean _
protected virtual void Dispose(
    bool disposing


  • disposing
    Type: System..::.Boolean
    true to release both managed and unmanaged resources; false to releases only unmanaged resources.


This method is called by the public Dispose() method and the Finalize method. Dispose() invokes the protected Dispose(Boolean) method with the disposing parameter set to true. Finalize invokes Dispose with disposing set to false.

When the disposing parameter is true, this method releases all resources held by any managed objects that this Socket references. This method invokes the Dispose() method of each referenced object.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


Socket Class

Dispose Overload

System.Net.Sockets Namespace