ThreadAbortException Class

 

The exception that is thrown when a call is made to the Abort method. This class cannot be inherited.

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

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.Threading.ThreadAbortException

<SerializableAttribute>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public NotInheritable Class ThreadAbortException
	Inherits SystemException

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyData

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyExceptionState

Gets an object that contains application-specific information related to the thread abort.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMessage

Gets a message that describes the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySource

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyStackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

When a call is made to the Abort method to destroy a thread, the common language runtime throws a ThreadAbortException. ThreadAbortException is a special exception that can be caught, but it will automatically be raised again at the end of the catch block. When this exception is raised, the runtime executes all the finally blocks before ending the thread. Because the thread can do an unbounded computation in the finally blocks or call Thread.ResetAbort to cancel the abort, there is no guarantee that the thread will ever end. If you want to wait until the aborted thread has ended, you can call the Thread.Join method. Join is a blocking call that does not return until the thread actually stops executing.

System_CAPS_noteNote

When the common language runtime (CLR) stops background threadsafter all foreground threads in a managed executable have ended, it does not use Thread.Abort. Therefore, you cannot use ThreadAbortException to detect when background threads are being terminated by the CLR.

ThreadAbortException uses the HRESULT COR_E_THREADABORTED, which has the value 0x80131530.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The value of the inherited Data property is always null.

The following example demonstrates aborting a thread. The thread that receives the ThreadAbortException uses the ResetAbort method to cancel the abort request and continue executing.

Imports System
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Security.Permissions


Public Class ThreadWork
   Public Shared Sub DoWork()
      Try
         Dim i As Integer
         For i = 0 To 99
            Console.WriteLine("Thread - working.")
            Thread.Sleep(100)
         Next i
      Catch e As ThreadAbortException
         Console.WriteLine("Thread - caught ThreadAbortException - resetting.")
         Console.WriteLine("Exception message: {0}", e.Message)
         Thread.ResetAbort()
      End Try
      Console.WriteLine("Thread - still alive and working.")
      Thread.Sleep(1000)
      Console.WriteLine("Thread - finished working.")
   End Sub 'DoWork
End Class 'ThreadWork


Class ThreadAbortTest
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim myThreadDelegate As New ThreadStart(AddressOf ThreadWork.DoWork)
      Dim myThread As New Thread(myThreadDelegate)
      myThread.Start()
      Thread.Sleep(100)
      Console.WriteLine("Main - aborting my thread.")
      myThread.Abort()
      myThread.Join()
      Console.WriteLine("Main ending.")
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'ThreadAbortTest

This code produces the following output:

Thread - working.
Main - aborting my thread.
Thread - caught ThreadAbortException - resetting.
Exception message: Thread was being aborted.
Thread - still alive and working.
Thread - finished working.
Main ending.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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