Join Method (TimeSpan)

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Blocks the calling thread until a thread terminates or the specified time elapses, while continuing to perform standard COM and SendMessage pumping.

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

public bool Join(
	TimeSpan timeout


Type: System..::..TimeSpan
A TimeSpan set to the amount of time to wait for the thread to terminate.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Boolean
true if the thread terminated; false if the thread has not terminated after the amount of time specified by the timeout parameter has elapsed.

If Timeout..::..Infinite is specified for timeout, this method behaves identically to the Join()()()() method overload, except for the return value.

If the thread has already terminated when Join is called, the method returns immediately.

This method changes the state of the current thread to include WaitSleepJoin. You cannot invoke Join on a thread that is in the ThreadState..::..Unstarted state.