WaitHandle.Handle Property

Note: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is SafeWaitHandle.

Gets or sets the native operating system handle.

Namespace:  System.Threading
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("Use the SafeWaitHandle property instead.")]
public virtual IntPtr Handle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr representing the native operating system handle. The default is the value of the InvalidHandle field.

Assigning a new value to the Handle property does not close the previous handle. This can result in a leaked handle.

Do not use this property in the .NET Framework version 2.0 or later; use the SafeWaitHandle property instead. Setting this property to a valid handle also sets the SafeWaitHandle property, but setting it to InvalidHandle can result in a leaked handle.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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