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DelayActivity Class

Provides the logic to establish a timer and to wait, asynchronously, for timer's expiration. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Workflow.Activities
Assembly: System.Workflow.Activities (in system.workflow.activities.dll)

public sealed class DelayActivity : Activity, IEventActivity, IActivityEventListener<QueueEventArgs>
public final class DelayActivity extends Activity implements IEventActivity, IActivityEventListener<QueueEventArgs>
public final class DelayActivity extends Activity implements IEventActivity, IActivityEventListener<QueueEventArgs>
Not applicable.

When notified that its timer has expired, a DelayActivity completes its execution.

You can set a time out on the DelayActivity so that your workflow pauses before resuming execution. You specify the TimeoutDuration using TimeSpan. This causes your workflow to pause until the specified TimeSpan has elapsed.

The DelayActivity class runs the code method associated with the InitializeTimeoutDuration event before the activity starts and the code-beside method can be used to initialize the TimeoutDuration property.

The DelayActivity is guaranteed to complete no sooner than the indicated TimeoutDuration. The delay can take longer because the timer notification might occur some time after the TimeoutDuration is reached. One reason for a longer delay is if the workflow is running under high system stress in a server environment.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a new instance of the DelayActivity class. This code example is part of the SimpleStateMachineWorkflow SDK Sample from the StateMachineWorkflow.cs file. For more information, see Simple State Machine.

this.state1Delay = new System.Workflow.Activities.DelayActivity();

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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