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Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles Namespace

Note: This namespace is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

The Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles namespace contains classes that are abstract derivations of safe handle classes that provide common functionality supporting file and operating system handles.

These classes are derived from the System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle and System.Runtime.InteropServices.CriticalHandle classes.

 ClassDescription
Public classCriticalHandleMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 critical handle implementations in which the value of -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classCriticalHandleZeroOrMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 critical handle implementations in which the value of either 0 or -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classSafeFileHandleRepresents a wrapper class for a file handle. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classSafeHandleMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 safe handle implementations in which the value of -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classSafeHandleZeroOrMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 safe handle implementations in which the value of either 0 or -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classSafeWaitHandleRepresents a wrapper class for a wait handle. This class cannot be inherited.
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