Application.Shutdown Method (Int32)


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Shuts down an application that returns the specified exit code to the operating system.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public void Shutdown(
	int exitCode


Type: System.Int32

An integer exit code for an application. The default exit code is 0.

You can handle the Exit event to set an exit code. However, if you explicitly call Shutdown, and you handle Exit only to set an exit code, you can call Shutdown instead.

This method can be called only from the thread that created the Application object.


for permission to use all windows and user input events without restriction. Associated enumeration: UIPermissionWindow.AllWindows

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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