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SafeWaitHandle Class

Represents a wrapper class for a wait handle.

System.Object
  System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle
    Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeWaitHandle

Namespace:  Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Handles (in System.Runtime.Handles.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public sealed class SafeWaitHandle : SafeHandle

The SafeWaitHandle type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSafeWaitHandleInitializes a new instance of the SafeWaitHandle class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyIsClosedGets a value indicating whether the handle is closed. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public propertyIsInvalidGets a value that indicates whether the handle is invalid. (Inherited from SafeHandleZeroOrMinusOneIsInvalid.)
Public propertyIsInvalid (Overrides SafeHandle.IsInvalid.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodCloseMarks the handle for releasing and freeing resources. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodDangerousAddRefManually increments the reference counter on SafeHandle instances. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodDangerousGetHandleReturns the value of the handle field. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodDangerousReleaseManually decrements the reference counter on a SafeHandle instance. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by the SafeHandle class. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSetHandleAsInvalidMarks a handle as no longer used. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The SafeWaitHandle class is used by the System.Threading.WaitHandle class. It is a wrapper for Win32 mutexes and auto and manual reset events.

Important noteImportant

This type implements the IDisposable interface. When you have finished using the type, you should dispose of it either directly or indirectly. To dispose of the type directly, call its Dispose method in a try/catch block. To dispose of it indirectly, use a language construct such as using (in C#) or Using (in Visual Basic). For more information, see the “Using an Object that Implements IDisposable” section in the IDisposable interface topic.

The following code example demonstrates how to use interop to create a mutex using the SafeWaitHandle class and the unmanaged CreateMutex function.

using System;
using Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;


class SafeHandlesExample
{

    static void Main()
    {
        UnmanagedMutex uMutex = new UnmanagedMutex("YourCompanyName_SafeHandlesExample_MUTEX");

        try
        {

            uMutex.Create();
            Console.WriteLine("Mutex created. Press Enter to release it.");
            Console.ReadLine();


        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        finally
        {
            uMutex.Release();
            Console.WriteLine("Mutex Released.");
        }

        Console.ReadLine();


    }
}

class UnmanagedMutex 
{


    // Use interop to call the CreateMutex function. 
    // For more information about CreateMutex, 
    // see the unmanaged MSDN reference library.
    [DllImport("kernel32.dll", CharSet=CharSet.Unicode)]
    static extern SafeWaitHandle CreateMutex(IntPtr lpMutexAttributes, bool bInitialOwner,
    string lpName);


    // Use interop to call the ReleaseMutex function. 
    // For more information about ReleaseMutex, 
    // see the unmanaged MSDN reference library.
    [DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
    public static extern bool ReleaseMutex(SafeWaitHandle hMutex);



    private SafeWaitHandle handleValue = null;
    private IntPtr mutexAttrValue = IntPtr.Zero;
    private string nameValue = null;

    public UnmanagedMutex(string Name)
    {
        nameValue = Name;
    }


    public void Create()
    {
        if (nameValue == null && nameValue.Length == 0)
        {
            throw new ArgumentNullException("nameValue");
        }

        handleValue = CreateMutex(mutexAttrValue,
                                        true, nameValue);

        // If the handle is invalid, 
        // get the last Win32 error  
        // and throw a Win32Exception. 
        if (handleValue.IsInvalid)
        {
            Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHR(Marshal.GetHRForLastWin32Error());
        }
    }

    public SafeWaitHandle Handle
    {
        get
        {
            // If the handle is valid, 
            // return it. 
            if (!handleValue.IsInvalid)
            {
                return handleValue;
            }
            else
            {
                return null;
            }
        }

    }

    public string Name
    {
        get
        {
            return nameValue;
        }

    }


    public void Release()
    {
        ReleaseMutex(handleValue);
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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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