[Mono-list] Dispose() method in the UdpClient class

Giuseppe Greco giuseppe.greco@agamura.com
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:11:44 +0200 (CEST)

Hi all,

I've given a look at the source code of the
UdpClient class... and the Dispose() method
looks like this:

void Dispose (bool disposing)
    if (disposed)
    disposed = true;
    if (disposing) {
        // release managed resources
    // release unmanaged resources
    Socket s = socket;
    socket = null;
    if (s != null)
        s.Close ();

Well, now I've two questions:

1. Isn't Socket a managed resource?

2. What the advantage of assigning socket to the s
   local variable, and then call the Close() method
   on it?

Please, understand me right! This is not a critic.
I'm implementing something similar, and since I use
to call Socket.Close() inside the "if (disposing) {}"
block, I just want to know if I'm wrong.


Giuseppe Greco


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