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Task Constructor (Action, CancellationToken)

Task Constructor (Action, CancellationToken)

Initializes a new Task with the specified action and CancellationToken.

Namespace:  System.Threading.Tasks
Assemblies:   System.Threading.Tasks (in System.Threading.Tasks.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public Task(
	Action action,
	CancellationToken cancellationToken
)

Parameters

action
Type: System.Action

The delegate that represents the code to execute in the task.

cancellationToken
Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

The CancellationToken that the new task will observe.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The provided CancellationToken has already been disposed.

ArgumentNullException

The action argument is null.

Rather than calling this constructor, the most common way to instantiate a Task object and launch a task is by calling the static Task.Run(Action, CancellationToken) and TaskFactory.StartNew(Action, CancellationToken) methods. The only advantage offered by this constructor is that it allows object instantiation to be separated from task invocation.

For more information, see Task Parallelism (Task Parallel Library) and Cancellation in Managed Threads.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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