We know that many of us having the confusion in terms of Dispose and finalize method , Let us discuss here what is the difference between Dispose and Finalize method ?.
Dispose is a method which used to handle resource cleanup in run time environments ,that uses automatic garbage collection.Finalize is used to fire when the object is going to release the memory.We can set a alert message to says that this object is going to dispose.
For Example if we are opening a file in our application,this will be released in Dispose() method. Normally before releasing database connection, we have to close the database connection. we have to place the code for Closing the file operation will be taken place in Finalize() method..
In general, the Dispose pattern is used to release unmanaged resources in a timely fashion. This allows you to do this in a deterministic fashion – in other words, you have control over when they are released. The
Object.Finalize method is also used for the purpose of releasing resources – but it is non-deterministic. You have no control over when it will be called by the GC. Further, implementing a Finalize method can have an adverse affect on the performance of the GC because it takes two passes of the GC to collect objects that override Finalize.
So, in general, if your using objects that manage un managed resources,such as database connections, you implement IDisposable AND override Finalize. This way, your covered if the client fails to call Dispose – you know that your resources will then be released when the object is GC’d. Of course, one you call Dispose – you don’t need the finalize method to be called by the GC and suffer an unnecessary performance hit… So, generally you’ll see the Dispose method implemented sort of
Public Sub Dispose()
' Do Clean up
This way, if the client does call dispose, then you don’t suffer from having implemented a Finalize because the object is removed from the Finalize queue.
when you are writing a class that “owns” relatively scarce resources (such as SQL connections or file handles) which are not managed by the .NET Common Language Run-time Both Dispose() and Finalize() return resources by to a system — so if resources are controlled by the CLR then the .NET automatic Garbage Collection mechanism will take care of the resources and you don’t really need Dispose() or Finalize() in most situations. A Dispose() method is explicit, meaning you code Dispose() up and explicitly call it in your application or system code. A Finalize() method is implicit, meaning you code Finalize() up but never actually call it — Finalize() is called behind the scenes by the .NET GC mechanism. At this point you’ve told the majority of hiring manager what they want to hear. If prompted, you can peel away another layer of detail.A scare-resource-using class with an explicit Dispose() method inside the class definition must inherit from the IDisposable interface. Typically such a class will invoke a C# destructor which calls Dispose(), and will invoke the statement GC.SuppressFinalize(this) so that implicit automatic garbage collection does not interfere with your explicit code. A scare-resource-using class with an explicit Finalize() method inside the class definition is much more custom, but will usually invoke the statement base.Finalize() to bubble up all Finalize() calls through any inheritance
Dispose type pattern in C# :
public class Resource : IDisposable
private EmbeddedResource embedded;
embedded = new EmbeddedResource();
protected virtual void Dispose(bool disposing)
public void Dispose()