Task::WaitAny Method (array<Task>)

Waits for any of the provided Task objects to complete execution.

Namespace:  System.Threading.Tasks
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

static int WaitAny(
	... array<Task^>^ tasks


Type: array<System.Threading.Tasks::Task>

An array of Task instances on which to wait.

Return Value

Type: System::Int32
The index of the completed task in the tasks array argument.


The Task has been disposed.


The tasks argument is nullptr.


The tasks argument contains a null element.

The following example demonstrates using WaitAny to wait for any task in a set of tasks to complete.

// C#

var t1 = Task.Factory.StartNew(() => DoOperation1());

var t2 = Task.Factory.StartNew(() => DoOperation2());

Task.WaitAny(t1, t2)

' Visual Basic

Dim t1 = Task.Factory.StartNew(Sub()


End Sub)

Dim t2 = Task.Factory.StartNew(Sub()


End Sub)

Task.WaitAny(t1, t2)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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