Async.AwaitWaitHandle Method (F#)

Creates an asynchronous computation that will wait for the supplied WaitHandle.

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Control

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

// Signature:
static member AwaitWaitHandle : WaitHandle * ?int -> Async<bool>

// Usage:
Async.AwaitWaitHandle (waitHandle)
Async.AwaitWaitHandle (waitHandle, millisecondsTimeout = millisecondsTimeout)

waitHandle

Type: WaitHandle

The wait handle that can be signaled.

millisecondsTimeout

Type: int

The timeout value in milliseconds. If no timeout value is provided, the default value is -1, which corresponds to ystem.Threading.Timeout.Infinite.

An asynchronous computation that waits on the given WaitHandle object.

The computation returns true if the handle indicated a result within the given timeout.

The following code example illustrates how to use Async.AwaitWaitHandle to set up a computation to run when another asynchronous operation is completed, as indicated by a wait handle.


open System.IO

let streamWriter1 = File.CreateText("test1.txt")
let count = 10000000
let buffer = Array.init count (fun index -> byte (index % 256)) 

printfn "Writing to file test1.txt."
let asyncResult = streamWriter1.BaseStream.BeginWrite(buffer, 0, count, null, null)

// Read a file, but use the waitHandle to wait for the write operation
// to be completed before reading.
let readFile filename waitHandle count = 
    async {
        let! returnValue = Async.AwaitWaitHandle(waitHandle)
        printfn "Reading from file test1.txt."
        // Close the file.
        streamWriter1.Close()
        // Now open the same file for reading.
        let streamReader1 = File.OpenText(filename)
        let! newBuffer = streamReader1.BaseStream.AsyncRead(count)
        return newBuffer
    }

let bufferResult = readFile "test1.txt" asyncResult.AsyncWaitHandle count
                   |> Async.RunSynchronously


Output

Writing to file BigFile.dat.
Reading from file BigFile.dat.

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP x64 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2

F# Runtime

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0

Silverlight

Supported in: 3

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