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IDisposable and Thread Safety

IDisposable is a standard interface in the .NET framework. This article discusses the importance of using it in parallel or multithread programming.

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Locking is the correct solution here as we're talking about stuff far more advanced than something like a simple getter/setter. It's imperative that the disposable stuff only gets called from one thread at a time.

I am always curious to know something about the IDispose interface. How does the compiler know that we have to implement a protected virtual Dispose(bool) method? Or make the class sealed?

This is a good point to highlight, but I do not believe it is the most efficient.

I personally use an Interlocked-based method to good effect here. There is really no need for something as "heavy" as locking here.

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