Timer.Dispose Method (WaitHandle)

Releases all resources used by the current instance of Timer and signals when the timer has been disposed of.

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


Public Function Dispose ( _
    notifyObject As WaitHandle _
) As Boolean
public bool Dispose(
    WaitHandle notifyObject


Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the function succeeds; otherwise, false.


Exception Condition

The notifyObject parameter is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Calling Dispose makes the resources that are used by the Timer eligible to be reallocated for other purposes.

When this method completes, it signals the WaitHandle specified by the notifyObject parameter. Use this overload of the Dispose method if you want to be able to block until you are certain that the timer has been disposed.

Version Information


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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