Archive for July 9th, 2009

Dispose, Finalize and SuppressFinalize


I got the following question recently.

What is the difference between Dispose and
SupressFinalize in garbage collection?”

The problem with this question is it assumes Dispose and SupressFinalize have similarities, which I’m sure is not what is being asked here.  So let’s rephrase it in terms that make sense.

I see three methods available to me in .NET that all seem to have something to do with garbage collection.  Can you explain what Dispose, Finalize, and SupressFinalize do and why I could use or call each one in my code?”

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