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DispatcherProcessingDisabled Structure

Represents the Dispatcher when it is in a disable state and provides a means to re-enable dispatcher processing.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Threading
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)
public struct DispatcherProcessingDisabled : IDisposable
You cannot use this managed structure in XAML.

DisableProcessing returns a DispatcherProcessingDisabled object when it is called.

Disabling dispatcher processing is an advanced method that is intended to eliminate the chance of unrelated reentrancy.

The effects of disabling processing are as follows:

  • CLR locks will not pump messages internally.

  • DispatcherFrame objects are not allowed to be pushed.

  • Message processing is not permitted.

Calling Dispose on the DispatcherProcessingDisabled object will re-enable dispatcher processing.

The following example shows how to disable dispatcher processing and re-enable dispatcher processing. DisableProcessing is called in a using statement. DisableProcessing returns a DispatcherProcessingDisabled structure which is used as the object to be disposed when the using block finishes. Calling Dispose on the DispatcherProcessingDisabled structure re-enables dispatcher processing.

// The Dispose() method is called at the end of the using statement. 
// Calling Dispose on the DispatcherProcessingDisabled structure,  
// which is returned from the call to DisableProcessing, will 
// re-enalbe Dispatcher processing. 
using (Dispatcher.DisableProcessing())
{
    // Do work while the dispatcher processing is disabled.
    Thread.Sleep(2000);
}
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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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