SynchronizationContext.Wait Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Waits for any or all the elements in the specified array to receive a signal.

This method is not CLS-compliant.  The CLS-compliant alternative is WaitAll(WaitHandle[],TimeSpan,Boolean).

Namespace: System.Threading
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Overridable Function Wait ( _
	waitHandles As IntPtr(), _
	waitAll As Boolean, _
	millisecondsTimeout As Integer _
) As Integer
Dim instance As SynchronizationContext
Dim waitHandles As IntPtr()
Dim waitAll As Boolean
Dim millisecondsTimeout As Integer
Dim returnValue As Integer

returnValue = instance.Wait(waitHandles, waitAll, millisecondsTimeout)
/** @attribute CLSCompliantAttribute(false) */ 
public int Wait (
	IntPtr[] waitHandles, 
	boolean waitAll, 
	int millisecondsTimeout
public function Wait (
	waitHandles : IntPtr[], 
	waitAll : boolean, 
	millisecondsTimeout : int
) : int



An array of type IntPtr that contains the native operating system handles.


true to wait for all handles; false to wait for any handle.


The number of milliseconds to wait, or Timeout.Infinite (-1) to wait indefinitely.

Return Value

The array index of the object that satisfied the wait.

The Wait method calls the external declaration WaitHelper to perform the wait activity. Override the Wait method to change the wait behavior for the synchronization context.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0