Application.Shutdown Method

Shuts down an application.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

member Shutdown : unit -> unit

When Shutdown is called, an application stops running. You can handle the Exit event to detect when an application is about to stop running, to perform any appropriate processing.

Shutdown is implicitly called by Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in the following situations:

Calling Shutdown explicitly causes an application to shut down, regardless of the ShutdownMode setting. However, if ShutdownMode is set to OnExplicitShutdown, you must call Shutdown to shut down an application.

Important noteImportant

When Shutdown is called, the application will shut down irrespective of whether the Closing event of any open windows is canceled.

This method can be called only from the thread that created the Application object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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