Semaphore.TryOpenExisting Method (String, SemaphoreRights, Semaphore)
Opens the specified named semaphore, if it already exists, with the desired security access, and returns a value that indicates whether the operation succeeded.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)] public static bool TryOpenExisting( string name, SemaphoreRights rights, out Semaphore result )
The name of the system semaphore to open.
A bitwise combination of the enumeration values that represent the desired security access.
Return ValueType: System.Boolean
true if the named semaphore was opened successfully; otherwise, false.
If the named semaphore does not exist, this method does not create it. To create the system semaphore when it does not already exist, use one of the Semaphore constructors that has a name parameter.
If you are uncertain whether a named semaphore exists, use this method overload instead of the OpenExisting(String, SemaphoreRights) method overload, which throws an exception if the semaphore does not exist.
Multiple calls to this method that use the same value for name do not necessarily return the same Semaphore object, even though the objects that are returned represent the same named system semaphore.
Available since 4.5