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WorkflowApplication.Cancel Method

Cancels the workflow instance.

Namespace:  System.Activities
Assembly:  System.Activities (in System.Activities.dll)
public void Cancel()

This method schedules the cancellation of the workflow instance. To be notified when the cancellation has completed, use the OnCompleted handler.

By default, the cancel operation must complete in 30 seconds or a TimeoutException is thrown.

The following example hosts a workflow using WorkflowApplication. A WorkflowApplication instance is constructed using the specified workflow definition, the desired workflow lifecycle events are handled, and the workflow is invoked with a call to Run. After the workflow is started, Cancel is called. When the workflow is cancelled, the following output is displayed to the console.

Starting the workflow. 
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Idle. 
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Canceled
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Unloaded. 
Activity wf = new Sequence
{
    Activities =
     {
         new WriteLine
         {
             Text = "Starting the workflow."
         },
         new Delay
         {
             Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5)
         },
         new WriteLine
         {
             Text = "Ending the workflow."
         }
     }
};

// Create a WorkflowApplication instance.
WorkflowApplication wfApp = new WorkflowApplication(wf);

// Subscribe to any desired workflow lifecycle events.
wfApp.Completed = delegate(WorkflowApplicationCompletedEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.CompletionState == ActivityInstanceState.Faulted)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Terminated.", e.InstanceId);
        Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}\n{1}",
            e.TerminationException.GetType().FullName,
            e.TerminationException.Message);
    }
    else if (e.CompletionState == ActivityInstanceState.Canceled)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Canceled.", e.InstanceId);
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Completed.", e.InstanceId);
    }
};

// Run the workflow.
wfApp.Run();

Thread.Sleep(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1));

wfApp.Cancel();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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