Chapter 14. Using Garbage Collection and Resource Management

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Manage system resources by using garbage collection.

  • Write code that runs when an object is finalized by using a destructor.

  • Release a resource at a known point in time in an exception-safe manner by writing a try/finally statement.

  • Release a resource at a known point in time in an exception-safe manner by writing a using statement.

You have seen in earlier chapters how to create variables and objects, and you should understand how memory is allocated when you create variables and objects. (In case you don’t remember, value types are created on the stack, and reference types are allocated memory from the heap.) Computers do not have infinite ...

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