Chris Lyon's WebLog

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The GC

March, 2005

  • Chris Lyon's WebLog

    The Truth About GCHandles

    I've heard several people asking why GCHandle doesn't implement IDisposable, considering it wraps an unmanaged resource (a handle) and needs to be explicitly freed (using GCHandle.Free()). Before I explain the reason, I want to give a little background...
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    Brian Talks About SafeHandles

    A great post on the BCL Team Blog by Brian Grunkmeyer about SafeHandles . He explains in-depth the topic I brought up ago a few posts ago about mitigating race conditions with the finalizer. Definitely worth a read.
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