Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles Namespace

May 11, 2014

The Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles namespace contains classes that are abstract derivations of safe handle classes that provide common functionality supporting file and operating system handles.

These classes are derived from the System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle and System.Runtime.InteropServices.CriticalHandle classes.

  ClassDescription
Public classSafeHandleMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 safe handle implementations in which the value of -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classSafeHandleZeroOrMinusOneIsInvalidProvides a base class for Win32 safe handle implementations in which the value of either 0 or -1 indicates an invalid handle.
Public classSafeWaitHandleRepresents a wrapper class for a wait handle.

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