CriticalHandle Class

This type can be used only by trusted applications. If you try to use its members in a partial-trust application, your code will throw a MethodAccessException exception. This type is security-critical, which restricts its use.


Represents a wrapper class for handle resources.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


<SecurityCriticalAttribute> _
Public MustInherit Class CriticalHandle _
    Inherits CriticalFinalizerObject _
    Implements IDisposable
public abstract class CriticalHandle : CriticalFinalizerObject, 

The CriticalHandle type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Protected method CriticalHandle Initializes a new instance of the CriticalHandle class with the specified invalid handle value.



  Name Description
Public property IsClosed Gets a value that indicates whether the handle is closed.
Public property IsInvalid When overridden in a derived class, gets a value that indicates whether the handle value is invalid.



  Name Description
Public method Close Security Critical. Marks the handle for releasing and freeing resources.
Public method Dispose() Releases all resources used by the CriticalHandle.
Protected method Dispose(Boolean) Security Critical. Releases the unmanaged resources used by the CriticalHandle class specifying whether to perform a normal dispose operation.
Public method Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Frees all resources associated with the handle. (Overrides CriticalFinalizerObject.Finalize().)
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method ReleaseHandle When overridden in a derived class, executes the code required to free the handle.
Protected method SetHandle Sets the handle to the specified pre-existing handle.
Public method SetHandleAsInvalid Marks a handle as invalid.
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



  Name Description
Protected field handle Specifies the handle to be wrapped.


Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


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Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.