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Posted 5 Jul 2008

C++/CLI HowTo : Deriving from a C# disposable class

, 5 Jul 2008 CPOL
This article walks through the implementation of a C++/CLI class from a disposable C# base.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Diagnostics.CodeAnalysis;

namespace DisposeDemo
        MessageId = "Cs", 
        Justification = "Personal preference")]
    public class CsDisposableBase : IDisposable
        #region IDisposable Members

        public void Dispose()


        /// <summary>
        /// Derived classes need to override this appropriately
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">Indicates whether this is a dispose call
        /// or a call invoked from the finalzier</param>
        protected virtual void Dispose(bool disposing)
            if (disposing)



        private void DisposeManagedResources()
            this.WriteLine("Disposing managed resources in base class");

        private void FreeNativeResources()
            this.WriteLine("Freeing native resources in base class");

        public CsDisposableBase(String name)
            this.Name = name;

        public String Name { get; private set; }

        protected void WriteLine(String text)
            Console.WriteLine("{0} : {1}", this.Name, text);

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