WebResponse.Dispose Method

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Releases the resources used by the current instance of the WebResponse class.

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


Public Sub Dispose
public void Dispose()




When you are finished using this instance of WebResponse, call Dispose() to release all resources used by this instance. You should eliminate further references to this WebResponse instance so that the garbage collector can reclaim the memory of the instance instead of keeping it alive for finalization.

Dispose() calls the Dispose(Boolean) method, which contains the code to release managed and unmanaged resources.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 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.