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WorkflowApplication.Cancel Method (TimeSpan)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Cancels the workflow instance using the specified time-out interval.

Namespace:  System.Activities
Assembly:  System.Activities (in System.Activities.dll)

public void Cancel(
	TimeSpan timeout


Type: System.TimeSpan

The interval in which the cancel operation must complete before the operation is canceled and a TimeoutException is thrown.

This method schedules the cancellation of the workflow instance. To be notified when the cancellation has completed, use the OnCompleted handler.

The following example hosts a workflow using WorkflowApplication. A WorkflowApplication instance is constructed using the specified workflow definition, the desired workflow lifecycle events are handled, and the workflow is invoked with a call to Run. After the workflow is started, Cancel is called. When the workflow is cancelled, the following output is displayed to the console.

Starting the workflow. 
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Idle. 
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Canceled
Workflow bcce00c2-d323-42c2-8c25-19ff0c4b6dac Unloaded. 
Activity wf = new Sequence
    Activities =
         new WriteLine
             Text = "Starting the workflow."
         new Delay
             Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5)
         new WriteLine
             Text = "Ending the workflow."

// Create a WorkflowApplication instance.
WorkflowApplication wfApp = new WorkflowApplication(wf);

// Subscribe to any desired workflow lifecycle events.
wfApp.Completed = delegate(WorkflowApplicationCompletedEventArgs e)
    if (e.CompletionState == ActivityInstanceState.Faulted)
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Terminated.", e.InstanceId);
        Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}\n{1}",
    else if (e.CompletionState == ActivityInstanceState.Canceled)
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Canceled.", e.InstanceId);
        Console.WriteLine("Workflow {0} Completed.", e.InstanceId);

// Run the workflow.



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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