Contains constants that specify infinite time-out intervals. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
The members of this class are used to specify infinite time-out intervals in threading operations. Infinite is used by methods that accept an integer millisecondsTimeout parameter, such as Thread.Sleep(Int32), Thread.Join(Int32), and ReaderWriterLock.AcquireReaderLock(Int32). InfiniteTimeSpan is used by methods that accept a timeout parameter of type TimeSpan, such as Thread.Sleep(TimeSpan), Thread.Join(TimeSpan), and ReaderWriterLock.AcquireReaderLock(TimeSpan).
The following example shows a thread going to sleep for an infinite time and subsequently being woken up.
Option Explicit Option Strict Imports System Imports System.Security.Permissions Imports System.Threading Public Class ThreadInterrupt <MTAThread> _ Shared Sub Main() Dim stayAwake As New StayAwake() Dim newThread As New Thread(AddressOf stayAwake.ThreadMethod) newThread.Start() ' The following line causes an exception to be thrown ' in ThreadMethod if newThread is currently blocked ' or becomes blocked in the future. newThread.Interrupt() Console.WriteLine("Main thread calls Interrupt on newThread.") ' Tell newThread to go to sleep. stayAwake.SleepSwitch = True ' Wait for newThread to end. newThread.Join() End Sub End Class Public Class StayAwake Dim sleepSwitchValue As Boolean = False WriteOnly Property SleepSwitch As Boolean Set sleepSwitchValue = Value End Set End Property Sub New() End Sub Sub ThreadMethod() Console.WriteLine("newThread is executing ThreadMethod.") While Not sleepSwitchValue ' Use SpinWait instead of Sleep to demonstrate the ' effect of calling Interrupt on a running thread. Thread.SpinWait(10000000) End While Try Console.WriteLine("newThread going to sleep.") ' When newThread goes to sleep, it is immediately ' woken up by a ThreadInterruptedException. Thread.Sleep(Timeout.Infinite) Catch ex As ThreadInterruptedException Console.WriteLine("newThread cannot go to " & _ "sleep - interrupted by main thread.") End Try End Sub End Class
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)
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