Delay Class
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Delay Class

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Creates a timer for a specified duration, using a TimerExtension.

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

System.Object
  System.Activities.Activity
    System.Activities.NativeActivity
      System.Activities.Statements.Delay

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Duration")]
public sealed class Delay : NativeActivity

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodDelay()

Creates a new instance of the Delay activity.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protpropertyCacheId

Gets the identifier of the cache that is unique within the scope of the workflow definition.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDisplayName

Gets or sets an optional friendly name that is used for debugging, validation, exception handling, and tracking.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDuration

The duration of the timer that the Delay activity creates. If the duration is set to P:System.TimeSpan.MaxValue, the delay is infinite.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyId

Gets an identifier that is unique in the scope of the workflow definition.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyImplementationVersion

Gets or sets the implementation version of the activity.(Inherited from NativeActivity.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodShouldSerializeDisplayName()

Indicates whether the DisplayName property should be serialized.(Inherited from Activity.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a String that contains the Id and DisplayName of the Activity.(Inherited from Activity.)

When the activity’s timer expires, the Delay activity completes its execution. If a workflow instance persists while a Delay activity has an outstanding timer, then an T:System.ServiceModel.Activities.Description.ITimerExpiredNotification standard endpoint must be configured to receive notification that the timer has expired.

The following code sample demonstrates creating a Delay activity. This example is from the Using the Pick Activity sample.

static Activity CreateWF()
{
    Variable<string> name = new Variable<string>();
    Sequence body = new Sequence
    {
        Variables = { name },
        Activities = 
        {
            new WriteLine { Text = "What is your name? (You have 5 seconds to answer)" },
            new Pick
            {
               Branches = 
               {
                   new PickBranch
                    {
                       Trigger = new ReadString
                       {
                           Result = name,
                           BookmarkName = bookmarkName
                       },
                       Action = new WriteLine 
                       { 
                           Text = new InArgument<string>(env => "Hello " + name.Get(env)) 
                       }
                   },
                   new PickBranch
                    {
                       Trigger = new Delay
                       {
                           Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5)
                       },
                       Action = new WriteLine
                       {
                           Text = "Time is up."
                       }
                   }
               }
           }
       }
    };

    return body;
}

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0

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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