Thread.Sleep Method (Int32)
Suspends the current thread for a specified time.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The thread will not be scheduled for execution by the operating system for the amount of time specified. This method changes the state of the thread to include WaitSleepJoin.
This method does not perform standard COM and SendMessage pumping.
The following example uses the Sleep method to block the application's main thread.
Imports System.Threading Class Example Shared Sub Main() For i As Integer = 0 To 4 Console.WriteLine("Sleep for 2 seconds.") Thread.Sleep(2000) Next Console.WriteLine("Main thread exits.") End Sub End Class ' This example produces the following output: ' 'Sleep for 2 seconds. 'Sleep for 2 seconds. 'Sleep for 2 seconds. 'Sleep for 2 seconds. 'Sleep for 2 seconds. 'Main thread exits.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.